CROWN & BRIDGE
Crowns: This procedure is also recommended if a tooth has cracked or is missing a large portion. A crown takes 2 appointments. At the 1st appointment, the tooth is prepared and a mold of the tooth is taken. The mold or impression is then sent to a lab where the crown will be made. You will leave your from your 1st appointment with a temporary crown and return 1-2 weeks later to have the final/permanent crown cemented.
With Bridges, one method of permanently replacing missing teeth is with a fixed bridge. This procedure is similar to a crown in that it takes 2 appointments and teeth are also prepared or shaved at the 1st appointment. A bridge does exactly was it name means, it “bridges” the space left by a missing tooth or teeth.