Crown and Bridges

CrownsA crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. There are several types of crowns gold, porcelain fused to a metal base, or all porcelain (tooth colored crown). Porcelain crowns are the most common because they match you natural teeth. Crowns are highly durable and will last many years depending on oral hygiene and dietary habits .Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for Crowns

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Tooth has a root canal

BridgeA Bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that is used to fill in or replace a missing tooth or teeth. There are several different types of bridges gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a fixed bridge

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance