Dixon Dental Center

Dental crowns are placed over your tooth to cover, protect, and restore the shape of your tooth when minimal tooth structure remains.  At Dixon Dental we do ceramic and gold crowns.  The type of ceramic crowns we do are zirconia and emax crowns to maximize strength and esthetics.

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Dental Crown

You may need a crown for several reasons, including:

Protecting a weak tooth from breaking or to keep the weak tooth together
Restoring a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth
Protecting a tooth with a large filling and minimal tooth remaining
Covering severely discolored or misshapen teeth
Restoring a dental implant
Covering a tooth that has been treated with a root canal

Dental Bridges

A bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
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Dental Crown Procedure

porcelain fixed bridges

What does getting a crown or bridge involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

Second Visit

At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.