Crowns & Bridges


Crowns & Bridges

The Dentists in Lawrence can help you get dental crowns for your teeth for a number of cosmetic and restorative purposes. Common reasons  a dental crown may be necessary: 
  • Restoring a fractured tooth
  • Protecting a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Replacing a large filling that is failing
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Protecting a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Cosmetic reasons  such as discolored or poorly-shaped teeth

The Process of Creating Your Crown

Once the need for a crown has been identified by our doctors, a small amount of your tooth structure is removed to make space for the new crown to fit over your tooth in a secure but comfortable manner.

Build-ups may also be necessary which involves using material to create a foundation for your crown. We use our E4D machine to scan and create your crown in our office and can usually be done the same day.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing a tooth, the large gap that's left behind can create other significant problems for your dental health if it's not corrected. In a lot of cases, bridges are commonly used in this situation to “bridge the gap”. 

Once our team has determined a bridge is the proper treatment option for your missing tooth, the surrounding teeth are prepared for crowns. Prosthetic teeth, also known as pontics, are then fused in between the crowns. In some situations, we are able to complete a bridge in one appointment, however, it can take additional time for the bridge to be fabricated at the dental lab. Dental bridges are great for creating a natural-looking restoration, not to mention helping to restore your normal bite and alleviate any discomfort. 

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