Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges involve shaving down the outside of the tooth so that a cap can be put over the tooth. In the case of a crown, this can help to preserve or save a tooth, or change the shape or color of the tooth. In the case of a bridge, the two teeth next to an empty space are shaved and two crowns or “abutments” are placed over those teeth connected by a fake tooth or “pontic.” Crowns and bridges look and function like natural teeth and are a long-term replacement if properly cared for.