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Neil Priske,D.D.S.(818)249-6133

Crowns & Bridges

Dental Procedures & Services
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Sensitive Teeth & Cracked Tooth Syndrome

When a tooth is fractured, has a large old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, the placement of a crown may be recommended. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to the dentist's office. Initially, the Dentist removes decay and shapes the tooth. He then makes an impression of the tooth. The next step involves making and fitting a temporary crown of plastic or metal. In a subsequent visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown, and fits and adjusts the final crown. Once in place, the crown is then permanently cemented.
Few incidents have a greater impact on dental health and personal apperance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
When tooth loss occurs, a bridge may be recommended. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side.
The placement of a bridge begins with the preparation of teeth on each side of the space to receive crowns. An impression of the entire area is taken, and a temporary bridge is placed for the interim. In a subsequent visit, the bridge will be placed, adjusted, and cemented.

The information contained within this web site is for the sole purpose of identifying dental care or treatment and to inform our patients about our practice. This web site does not offer any form of dental or medical advice. Neil A. Priske, D.D.S. does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that any specific treatment is appropriate to your present or future dental needs. Please contact a dentist or hospital if you are experiencing dental pain or have a dental emergency. The rights to the names of products or services mentioned are the property of their respective registered trademark owners.

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