Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

How do crowns and bridges work together?

Put damaged, missing teeth behind you and look forward to a beautiful, confident smile. Crowns and bridges work together to replace multiple missing teeth. Crowns serve as anchors for the bridge, allowing us to seamlessly restore multiple teeth at once. Plus, we offer same-day dentistry with CEREC technology, so you can get your restoration crafted in-house without long waiting periods.

Crowns Vs. Bridges

Improves Smile Function and Aesthetics
Crafted In-House with Quality Materials
Replaces Multiple Teeth
Replaces One Tooth

The Crown & Bridge Treatment Process


First, your dentist will prep the teeth that will support the bridge. Our team will carefully reshape and contour the teeth to make room for your custom-crafted crowns. These crowns anchor the bridge in place so they are strong, durable, and long-lasting.

Digital Models

Taking a global care approach, we take digital models of your teeth and surrounding tissue using our digital scanner. By taking this approach, we get the utmost precision and accuracy when creating your custom-fit crowns and bridges, allowing for a beautiful, comfortable restoration.

Final Placement

During your final fitting and placement, your dentist will check the fit and color of the permanent crown and bridge to ensure everything looks beautiful and feels comfortable. We will cement the crowns onto the prepared teeth and attach the bridge to the crowns, completing your restoration.

The Crown & Bridge Treatment Process

Digital Smile Design Experience

Expect comprehensive, transparent care at every step. Digital Smile Design uses digital technology to plan and design your restoration. This ensures your final result matches your natural smile and accounts for your desired look. By incorporating Digital Smile Design, our team can give you a more personalized, precise treatment outcome!

Crown & Bridge Benefits


Restore Damaged Teeth

Missing or damaged teeth harm your overall oral health. Fortunately, crowns & bridges are a reliable, effective way to restore your health for a thriving smile.


Improve Appearance

Missing or damaged teeth can stop you from smiling your brightest. With crowns and bridges, your teeth are custom-crafted to look natural and beautiful for a confident, healthy smile.


Maintain Form & Function

Crowns and bridges restore your natural bite, prevent shifting of the adjacent teeth, and retain your remaining teeth structure. This preserves the function, form, and health of your natural smile.

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Changing Smiles, Changing Lives


Dr. Yousef started with bite therapy and then went into study models, provisional staging, and then finals. The results? A beautiful new smile for this awesome patient!


To restore this patient's smile back to its true form, Dr. Yousef placed several implants. Dr. Yousef then completed mounted models as well as provisional crowns and final crowns.

Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Johnson placed 6 upper anterior crowns, completely restoring this patient's severely decayed and broken smile.

Snap-In Dentures

This patient came to Dr. Johnson with an upper partial and a variety of ill fitting and failing crowns. A set of snap-in dentures on the patient's upper arch restored their health to its peak form.

Snap-In Dentures

Broken and missing teeth kept this patient from smiling with confidence. Dr. Johnson was able to renew the natural form and function of their smile with a set of snap-in denutres on their upper arch.

Snap-In Dentures

Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do crowns and bridges last?

Most crowns and bridges last up to 15 years, and in some cases even longer. However, dental crowns and bridges’ lifespan depends on multiple factors, including the materials and how well you care for them. Our team uses the highest quality materials and technology available, so rest assured your crowns and bridges can last decades with proper oral hygiene habits.

Do crowns and bridges require special care?

Caring for your dental crown and bridge is the same as your normal oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss regularly, use fluoride toothpaste, wear a night guard if you grind your teeth, and visit South Hills Dental Arts every six months to ensure your teeth and restorations stay healthy. Following healthy oral habits maintains the longevity of your restoration and keeps your smile healthy!

Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Dental crowns are often referred to as a type of permanent restoration because they are designed to last for many years with proper care. However, it's important to understand that "permanent" does not necessarily mean "lifetime." The longevity of a dental crown can vary based on several factors, including the material of the crown, the health of the underlying tooth and gum, and the patient's oral hygiene habits.

Dr. Curtis Crandall and the team at South Hills Dental Arts use high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure the longevity of your dental crowns. However, regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are also crucial to maintain the integrity of the crown and the health of your mouth.

Can I Eat After Getting A Crown?

After getting a dental crown, you can certainly eat, but there are a few precautions to take. Immediately following the procedure, while the anesthesia is wearing off, it's best to avoid eating to prevent biting your cheek or tongue accidentally. Once you regain feeling, you can eat, but it's best to start with soft foods and avoid biting directly on the new crown for a few days.

Over time, as your mouth adjusts to the crown, you should be able to resume your normal diet. However, it's always a good idea to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the crown.

How Do I Care For Dental Crowns?

Caring for a dental crown is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash can help keep your crown and surrounding teeth clean. It's also important to maintain regular dental check-ups so that Dr. Crandall can monitor the condition of your crown and catch any potential issues early.

While dental crowns are designed to withstand the forces of chewing, certain habits like grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, or using your teeth to open packages can potentially damage your crown. Therefore, it's best to avoid these habits to prolong the life of your crown.

Will The Dental Crown Procedure Be Painful?

At South Hills Dental Arts, we prioritize patient comfort during all our procedures, including the placement of dental crowns. The procedure for placing a dental crown typically involves numbing the area with local anesthesia, so you should not feel pain during the process.

After the procedure, it's normal to experience some sensitivity or discomfort around the treated area. This is temporary and should subside within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any post-procedure discomfort, but if the pain persists or worsens, it's important to contact Dr. Crandall for a follow-up.

Remember, dental crowns are a proven solution for restoring the function and appearance of damaged or decayed teeth. If you're considering dental crowns in Pittsburgh, particularly in the Upper St Clair area, Dr. Curtis Crandall and the team at South Hills Dental Arts are here to answer all your questions and guide you through the process.

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