Crowns & Bridges

Hall Family Dentistry is pleased to provide crowns and bridges to replace or restore teeth in both look and function.

Crowns

Crowns are generally made of ceramic or porcelain and are used to cover or encase a damaged tooth. Dr. Hall may recommend a crown for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Replacing a large filling with insufficient remaining bone
  • Preventing fracturing in a weak tooth
  • Restoring an already-fractured tooth
  • Attaching a bridge (see to the right)
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Sealing a tooth after a root canal treatment

Applying crowns requires two appointments, one to remove the decayed parts of the tooth and/or assess the size and shape of the region the crown will cover, and one to place the crown. During the first appointment, a temporary crown will be placed to preserve the integrity of the tooth until the second appointment. During the second appointment, the custom-made crown will be permanently adhered to the tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are most often used to replace missing teeth rather than covering or repairing existing ones. A synthetic replacement known as a pontic is affixed to the existing teeth on either side of the gap created by the missing ones, thus “bridging” them together! The pontics are anchored to the neighboring teeth using connective elements called abutments. Not only do they restore an incomplete smile, they also help prevent issues that often accompany missing teeth, such as bone loss and gum recession. Bridges generally require two appointments as well, one to take an impression of the patient’s current teeth and a second to apply the bridges.

If you have any questions about crowns and bridges or their application or you would like to learn more about Hall Family Dentistry’s specific process, don’t hesitate to call us today at (317)-356-0919 or send us a message.

Crowns

Crowns are generally made of ceramic or porcelain and are used to cover or encase a damaged tooth. Dr. Hall may recommend a dental crown for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Replacing a large filling with insufficient remaining bone
  • Preventing fracturing in a weak tooth
  • Restoring an already-fractured tooth
  • Attaching a bridge (see to the right)
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Sealing a tooth after a root canal treatment

Applying crowns requires two appointments, one to remove the decayed parts of the tooth and/or assess the size and shape of the region the crown will cover, and one to place the crown. During the first appointment, a temporary crown will be placed to preserve the integrity of the tooth until the second appointment. During the second appointment, the custom-made crown will be permanently adhered to the tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are most often used to replace missing teeth rather than covering or repairing existing ones. A synthetic replacement known as a pontic is affixed to the existing teeth on either side of the gap created by the missing ones, thus “bridging” them together! The pontics are anchored to the neighboring teeth using connective elements called abutments. Not only do they restore an incomplete smile, they also help prevent issues that often accompany missing teeth, such as bone loss and gum recession. Bridges generally require two appointments as well: one to take an impression of the patient’s current teeth and a second to apply the bridges.

If you have any questions about crowns and bridges or their application or you would like to learn more about our family dentist’s specific process, don’t hesitate to call Hall Family Dentistry in Indianapolis today at (317)-356-0919 or send us a message.

Crowns

Crowns are generally made of ceramic or porcelain and are used to cover or encase a damaged tooth. Dr. Hall may recommend a crown for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Replacing a large filling with insufficient remaining bone
  • Preventing fracturing in a weak tooth
  • Restoring an already-fractured tooth
  • Attaching a bridge (see to the right)
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Sealing a tooth after a root canal treatment

Applying crowns requires two appointments, one to remove the decayed parts of the tooth and/or assess the size and shape of the region the crown will cover, and one to place the crown. During the first appointment, a temporary crown will be placed to preserve the integrity of the tooth until the second appointment. During the second appointment, the custom-made crown will be permanently adhered to the tooth.

Bridges

Bridges are most often used to replace missing teeth rather than covering or repairing existing ones. A synthetic replacement known as a pontic is affixed to the existing teeth on either side of the gap created by the missing ones, thus “bridging” them together! The pontics are anchored to the neighboring teeth using connective elements called abutments. Not only do they restore an incomplete smile, they also help prevent issues that often accompany missing teeth, such as bone loss and gum recession. Bridges generally require two appointments as well, one to take an impression of the patient’s current teeth and a second to apply the bridges.

If you have any questions about crowns and bridges or their application or you would like to learn more about Hall Family Dentistry’s specific process, don’t hesitate to call us today at (317)-356-0919 or send us a message.

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Implants

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Dentistry

TMJ
Treatment

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Implants

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Dentistry

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