Crowns and Bridges
If you are missing teeth or have teeth that are severely damaged, a crown or bridge may be able to help you regain a healthy smile. These restorations are extremely natural looking and help to eliminate the discomfort associated with missing or badly damaged teeth.
Crowns are custom-made tooth replicas that are placed over damaged teeth to restore their strength and appearance. With conventional crowns, a metal base is used to secure the restoration to the damaged tooth. Over time, the base can create a grayish hue around the gum line as the gums recede. To avoid this problem, we offer all-porcelain crowns at our office. These modern tooth replacements are free of any metal bases, so they provide our patients with natural looking smiles even if their gums recede.
Dental bridges are custom restorations designed to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth or teeth attached to a crown on either side. The dentist places the crowns over the teeth adjacent to the gap, which allows the replica to fill in the empty space. By replacing missing teeth, bridges help to create full, attractive smiles and reduce the risk of damage that can occur when teeth on either side of a gap shift from their normal position.
If you would like to learn more about how a crown or bridge may be able to restore your smile, please contact us today.
Crowns are custom-made tooth replicas that are excellent for restoring the appearance of damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns can also be used to replace teeth that are malformed or misaligned.
In order to place a crown, the dentist first reduces the size of the damaged tooth, then carefully places the crown over the tooth and uses a powerful adhesive agent to secure the bond.
A traditional crown consists of a tooth replica that is attached to a metal base. This base helps anchor the crown onto the tooth. The drawback with this type of crown is that, over time, the metal can begin to show through the gums and produce a dark line. For this reason, we use all-porcelain crowns. These restorations contain no metal compounds, which allows them to diffuse light all the way to the top of the tooth for an extremely natural appearance.
Because they do not produce a gray hue around the gum line, all-porcelain crowns provide our patients with beautiful, natural looking smiles. In addition, they add strength to damaged teeth and can even be used to replace conventional metal-based crowns. For more information about the benefits of all-ceramic restorations, please contact our office today.