Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are badly damaged, cracked or discolored. A crown, also referred to as a cap, not only strengthens a tooth's but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.

Crowns may be used to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

All ceramic crowns are now available that are translucent, so they look very natural. Since they have no metal they eliminate the dark line seen at the gumline in old crowns. New high strength porcelains make it possible to use all ceramic crowns not only on front teeth but most back teeth as well.

 
 

Dental Bridges

       

A bridge is one method to fill the space created by a missing tooth or missing teeth. A bridge is one

 

or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support, hence the name.

 

A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is

 

an exact science.

 

The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to

 

match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or

 

esthetics