When your tooth doesn’t provide enough support for attaching a crown or bridge, it’s important for the dentist to first create a buildup. This buildup is securely bonded with a post into the root canal. Subsequently, the crown or bridge can be attached to it. However, below you will find a general outline of how your treatment plan will look:
Step 1: Preparing your tooth
During the first consultation, your tooth is prepared. In this way we create enough space for placing the crown or bridge. Because preparing can be an unpleasant experience, we will numb the area to be treated.
Step 2: Taking a dental impression
The dentist will then take a dental impression during this first consultation. The crown or bridge will be crafted by the dental laboratory after that. We can also make a crown or bridge with a 3D picture and design using our CEREC technology.
Step 3: Occlusion assessment
The dentist uses an occlusion assessment to analyse the state of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw. This allows us to determine the height of the crown or bridge and the shape of the chewing surface and cutting edge.
Step 4: Defining the colour
Using a colour scheme, you decide in conjunction with the dentist which colour of crown or bridge is appropriate for you. If the colour turns out to be different when placing, it can still be modified by the dental technician.
Step 5: Placing the temporary crown or bridge
During this first consultation we place a temporary crown or bridge on the filed-down tooth. This is for your comfort and to protect the tooth. This temporary crown will remain in place until the tailor-made crown or bridge is ready.
Step 6: Placing the crown or bridge
bridge During the last consultation, the temporary crown or bridge is removed and the dentist places the crown or bridge in your mouth and fixes it in place. We apply quick-setting cement to the inside of the crown or bridge and then place the crown or bridge in the right place.