Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crown

A dental crown is a “cap” or cover for a tooth that is created in a dental laboratory. This type of dental restoration usually takes two appointments to complete. A crown is usually made from materials such as ceramic, gold, porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain fused to zirconia.

Dental Crown Procedure

  • Evaluation as the right treatment option
  • Administration of local anesthetic
  • Temporary crown impression
  • Decay removal and tooth preparation
    • Building up the missing tooth structure if necessary
    • Shaping original tooth
  • Crown tooth scan or impression for dental lab
  • Temporary crown placement
  • Final crown adjustment and fitting verification with x-ray
  • Final crown cementation

Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown

  • Improving tooth durability after root canal therapy
  • Protecting broken tooth or tooth has fracture lines and is about to break
  • Replacing an old crown due to decay or fracture

Dental bridge

If there is a gap made by one or more teeth, a bridge can help. The bridges are usually made of porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials. These are created similarly to crowns. The bridge teeth are bonded onto the adjacent teeth to provide support. The dental bridge procedure is similar to a dental crown procedure.

Reasons You May Need A Dental Bridge

  • Restore missing teeth and chewing function
  • Rejuvenile your smile and increase your self-confidence
  • Improve the way you speak and pronounce words
  • Correct the uneven bite by applying equal force while eating
  • Maintain the shape of the face and TMJ health
  • Prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and being loose
  • Maintain the integrity of the original dental arch

To schedule a consultation with our dental experts, call any of our offices in Livonia [at (734) 425-7888] or Ann Arbor [at (734) 888-8886] or book an appointment online. We're always happy to help our patients!


29522 Six Mile Rd, Ste A, Livonia, MI 48152

Phone: (734) 425-7888


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3250 Plymouth Rd, Ste 102, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: (734) 888-8886


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