Dental crowns and dental bridges are two cosmetic dentistry treatments used to restore damaged or missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are very durable and can last a lifetime with extra care and good oral hygiene. Crown and bridgework is as much an art as it is an exact science, since they restore or replace damaged or missing teeth both functionally and cosmetically. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Damon Jenkins is specially trained in these specific treatments and has successfully completed thousands of cases. Utilizing the latest technology and the highest quality materials, he provides patients with long-lasting solutions to damaged or missing teeth with dental crowns and dental bridges
Dental crowns in Coventry, CT, are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged due to decay or trauma. A crown (also referred to as a cap) is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Dental crowns not only strengthen teeth, but can dramatically improve their appearance, shape, and alignment. For patients needing dental crowns, we provide same-day restorations with PlanScan CAD/CAM technology. This technology allows us to restore your tooth in one visit with beautiful results that perfectly match your existing teeth.
Teeth use their neighboring teeth for support and if one tooth is missing, the remaining teeth begin to “fall” and shift into the open spaces, causing changes in the bite that can eventually result in problems with the teeth and jaw. Dental bridges, sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, are an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) attached between two dental crowns and cemented into place using the teeth on either side of the space for support.
Both dental crowns and bridges are made by removing a specific amount of tooth structure from the tooth or teeth. An impression is made of the prepared teeth and is sent to a dental lab where your crown or bridge will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown or bridge will be placed into your mouth until your permanent restoration is ready and cemented into place. We provide dental crowns and bridges using high-quality materials such as gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and esthetics and will be chosen based on which will provide the most long-term functional and cosmetic advantages.