For teeth that have deteriorated badly or have been extensively damaged, a dental crown may be the best way to preserve natural structure. We do what we can to avoid extraction or tooth loss using restorations such as crowns and bridges.
Our patients appreciate the painstaking process we use to design well-fitting, natural-looking crowns. The use of quality ceramics leads to outstanding strength and durability that can last for several years. The process takes place over two visits, the first is focused on removing damaged tooth material. After taking impressions of the tooth, Dr. Saleem places a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your final restoration is being made in the dental lab. The creation of the permanent crown takes about ten days, after which we assess the fit and appearance of the restoration before bonding it to the prepared tooth.
A bridge can be made to replace one or more missing teeth. Many people choose a fixed bridge due to the convenience and stability it provides. This treatment requires only two visits. In order to fit the bridge, it is necessary for us to reduce the two teeth that will anchor the artificial tooth. After preparation, Dr. Saleem will place temporary crowns over these teeth to protect them from damage or sensitivity. In your follow-up visit about ten days later, your bridge will be evaluated to ensure stability, comfort, and attractiveness. When bonded into place, your bridge should feel very similar to natural teeth.
Bridges are suitable for many of our patients. However, there is also the option of replacing teeth with dental implants. These tiny posts can support a crown, bridge, or full upper or lower denture.
Dr. Saleem and our team prioritize patient satisfaction. The highest quality materials complement our techniques that focus on the smallest details. We use ceramic crowns as well as e.max crowns. Metal free crowns offer several advantages, including a high degree of biocompatibility and a natural appearance that make them suitable for teeth at the front or back of the mouth.