Crowns/Bridges

If you want a smile that creates a great first impression, you may need a crown to cover or restore a tooth. For example, crowns/bridges can:

  • Make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left
  • Used as a means to attach a bridge
  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore an already broken tooth
  • Cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped Used as a means to cover a dental implant

After various parts of a procedure concerning crowns or bridges, some mild soreness is fairly common. To combat this, gently swish cold water in your mouth or apply a cold compress to the sore area. Separate the ice from your skin with a rag to prevent any pain. Also, ask the doctor about pain medication such as ibuprofen that can be used to combat soreness. If you experience a high level of pain call our office right away.

If you experience looseness in the crown or if it seems to be cracked or damaged, call our office immediately and we will get you the necessary care as soon as possible.