How Dental Crowns and Bridges Work
If you have chipped or cracked teeth or large cavities that require a filling, Dr. Andrew Ferrier may recommend a dental crown to ‘cap’ the tooth. We offer CEREC same-day crowns at our practice so patients can get a high-quality tooth restoration in a single visit. If you have large spaces between teeth or missing teeth, Dr. Ferrier may recommend a bridge to reconnect the teeth and restore the bite. A bridge involves placing crowns on either side of the space and where the gap is, to restore alignment of the teeth. All restoration procedures are customized for the patient to ensure the most natural-looking results.
Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges provide both cosmetic and functional benefits to the patient. Since you don’t need to wait long to have these crowns placed or have bridge work performed, you can walk out of our office with a beautiful smile in just one visit.
Some of the benefits of dental crowns and bridges include:
Designed to last for several years
Improves appearance of the smile
Fills gaps and spaces
Restores the bite
Reduces risk of teeth shifting into spaces
What to Expect with Tooth Restorations
While restorative work can cause some discomfort, you can look forward to beautiful results and a fully functioning smile almost immediately. We do everything we can to make your visits as comfortable as possible and also offer sedation dentistry to patients that need it. Dr. Ferrier is a highly-trained prosthodontist with extensive experience performing dental crown and bridge procedures.