Dental Crowns & Bridges – Greenfield, MA
Strong & Beautiful Restorations for Healthy Smiles
What is a Dental Crown?
The Dental Crown Process
After we have decided that this treatment is the right option for you, we will set your first appointment. During this visit, we will prepare your tooth by removing a slight portion of the enamel to accommodate the crown. Then, we will take special images and impressions of your smile, which get sent to a dental lab for the creation of your dental crowns. During a waiting period of about two weeks, you’ll be provided with a temporary crown to maintain your appearance. Once your permanent one is ready, you’ll come back into our office, where we will place your finalized dental crown.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If you’re missing multiple teeth consecutively, a dental bridge in Greenfield can literally bridge the gap in your smile. This custom-made prosthetic can replace 1 to 3 missing teeth and it uses dental crowns on either side for support. The crowns keep the bridge stable, allowing patients to enjoy a full, fortified, and aesthetically pleasing smile.
The Dental Bridge Process
Once we have examined the area where you’re missing teeth, we will need to prepare your smile for a dental bridge. The teeth surrounding the gap must be slightly altered for the placement of dental crowns. These crowns are then used to support the dental bridge. This restoration is permanently fixed to your smile, and with the help of dental crowns, it successfully replacing the visible portion of your missing teeth.
Aftercare for Dental Crowns & Bridges