Restore Missing or Damaged Teeth
Crowns & Bridges
If you have a damaged or missing tooth in California, MD, treatment with crowns & bridges can restore your smile and give you a renewed sense of confidence in your oral health. Dr. Seisman has been performing successful treatment with crowns and bridges for years, and at Three Notch Dental, you can rest assured that the results of your procedure will be beautiful, durable, and long-lasting.
Are Same-Day Crowns Right For Me?
CEREC Crowns vs. Traditional Crowns
We offer both CEREC same-day crowns and traditional, lab-made crowns at Three Notch Dental. Dental crowns are designed to cover up and protect your damaged tooth and replace its entire exterior surface.
CEREC crowns can be designed and placed in just a single appointment. During your visit, Dr. Seisman will use our advanced 3D scanning tools and in-office CAD/CAM technology (Computer-Assisted Design/Manufacturing) to sculpt your crown from a block of porcelain. This process takes just a few minutes.
In contrast, traditional crowns are built by a third-party dental lab using images, x-rays, and impressions that Dr. Seisman takes of your teeth. This process can take a few weeks, so you’ll need to wear a temporary crown until you come back for your permanent restoration. To learn more about which type of crown is best for your needs, schedule an appointment with Dr. Seisman today!
Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns are a key part of dental bridges. Bridges are built to restore one or more missing teeth by attaching to two healthy “abutment” teeth using dental crowns. These crowns attach to a special bridgework that is designed to suspend one or more false teeth in the gap where your missing tooth or teeth used to be.
Do I Need a Crown or Bridge?
Common Reasons For Treatment
Dental crowns are usually recommended when you have a tooth that’s been seriously damaged. For example, if you have a major cavity, a cracked tooth, or a large filling that has fallen out, a crown may be recommended to restore it. Crowns help cover up and protect your remaining tooth structure.
Similarly, dental bridges are usually recommended if you have lost one or more adjacent teeth, and are not interested in restoring your smile with dental implants. Bridges are an affordable, relatively long-lasting method of restoring one or multiple missing teeth.
restore your smile with crowns
The patient above clenched her teeth so strongly that she split a tooth in half. Dr. Seisman removed the broken tooth and replaced it with an implant. Then, crowns were placed on her remaining upper teeth to improve her bite and protect her smile from further damage.