The custom crown or bridge process requires two visits to Walnut Creek Dental Studio.
During your first visit, we’ll remove any decay and clean your tooth. We’ll also take a 3D digital scan of your teeth — no more gooey, sticky impression material! — and share it with our expert lab partners. To ensure a natural appearance, we’ll share your teeth coloring with our lab so they can color match and make your crown or bridge undetectable.
Finally, we’ll create and place a temporary crown or bridge, which protects your tooth while the lab creates the permanent version.
During your second visit, we’ll work with you to ensure that your crown or bridge has ideal fit, function, and aesthetics. Once everything looks and feels good, we’ll permanently cement it and educate you on proper maintenance. Your smile will be instantly improved!
Crowns and bridges can address a range of dental issues, including:
It typically takes between 2-3 weeks from your initial preparation visit until your final placement visit. This depends on several factors, so you should confirm with your dentist during your initial visit.
With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last 5-15 years or more. The exact duration depends on many factors, including: