Crowns and bridges
a. Why would I need a crown?
A root canal treated, worn, grossly decayed, severely sensitive tooth may require a crown to protect, strengthen and prevent further damage so the teeth can function efficiently.
b. Will it not weaken my tooth if I have a cap?
No. On the contrary it will make the existing tooth stronger.
c. What if my tooth is severely damaged?
We'll use materials to strengthen the tooth and then reduce the size and use special adhesive materials to cement the cap to the tooth.
d. What if my cap breaks?
We can re-cement it or repair it.
e. What is a bridge?
A bridge has many crowns as one unit. It is used even in case of missing teeth. The tooth that is replaced is supported by the adjacent crowns acting like pillars.
f. How long does it take?
It takes about two visits to get the crown or bridge cemented in place.