Crown and Bridgework
Restore your smile and your confidence.
Dental Crowns and Onlays
A dental crown or onlay, whether made from porcelain or metal, covers a structurally damaged tooth to restore integrity. Deep cavities, chips or cracks may require a crown. In most cases, Dr. Leong will place an all-porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-noble metal crown on your tooth so that your smile remains white and natural-looking. However, back teeth often endure extreme pressure, so occasionally only a metal crown (full gold) can withstand the biting force.
How we can help: You should expect two visits with our office for a full crown procedure. At the first appointment, Dr. Leong will prepare the damaged tooth, take an impression, and place a temporary crown. Our dental lab will then fabricate a custom crown according to the impression and Dr. Leong’s instructions. At your follow-up visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown secured.
Bridges are fixed, non-removable appliances that replace one tooth or a few teeth in a row.
How we can help: A bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth—called pontics—with crowns attached to the ends. The crowns fit onto natural, healthy teeth to secure the bridge in place.
Bridges restore a complete smile and all the related benefits of aesthetics and function. To have a bridge fabricated by Dr. Leong, two appointments will be required. Preparation involves re-contouring the abutment teeth by removing a portion of enamel. This allows room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model for our dental lab. A temporary bridge will be placed while you wait for your permanent bridge to be fabricated. Approximately two weeks later, Dr. Leong will remove the temporary bridge to secure the new one in place with permanent cement. Bridges may also be retained by dental implants which requires coordination with an oral surgeon or periodontist.
Rogue Dental wants to help you with all your dental needs. For more information, please fill out the form on our “Contact Us” page, or call our office directly so that one of our knowledgeable team members may personally assist you!