Frequently Asked Questions: Crowns and Bridges
Q1. What changes should I expect in my teeth while having a crown or bridge placed?
In the process of placing a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. First and foremost, an impression will be taken of your bite, which will be used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge. For porcelain prosthesis, the colour will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth.
Q2. How do I know if I am a candidate for having a crown or bridge placed?
When a damaged or decayed tooth is fully intact, a crown may be suitable for you. On the other hand, if a tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, then a bridge may be advisable for you. It is best to schedule an appointment with a dentist to determine whether do you really need a crown or a bridge.