CROWNS & BRIDGES

CROWNS

A crown is a dental restoration used to cover and protect a tooth. It strengthens the structure of a tooth usually following a restorative procedure, such as a root canal. A crown can also strengthen a cracked, chipped or weakened tooth. Traditionally Crowns are made of porcelain or a combination of materials and are created to match the color of your natural teeth for beautiful results. Our practice incorporates the most current E-max and Zirconium Crowns as part of treatment.

Crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.

BRIDGES

Dental bridges are custom-made restorations to replace one or more missing teeth, restore the natural contour of teeth, and produce a proper bite between your upper and lower teeth. It’s important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth.

A dental bridge consists of two or more fabricated teeth that are secured by crowns on surrounding teeth. Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth for beautiful results. They are generally made of porcelain, gold alloys, or a combination of materials. There are a variety of fixed bridges such as conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Other types of bridges include removable bridges and implant bridges.