Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges – Dental crowns are used to restore teeth which may have been compromised due to cavities, root canals, heavy bite forces, or wear. Without proper crown coverage, compromised teeth may fracture or wear through the outer enamel layer, causing pain and tooth loss. With modern technology and materials, crowned teeth are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth in both form and function.
A dental crown fits over a tooth like a thimble fits over your thumb, fully encasing and protecting your natural tooth. Placing a crown requires two appointments. At the first visit, teeth are prepared in order to provide space for the crown to fit over the tooth. Then, a model of your teeth is sent to one of our expert, local laboratories to fashion a custom-made crown to restore esthetics and function. At the second visit, the crown is cemented to your tooth, providing a natural feeling new tooth to improve your smile.
Dental bridges are used to fill in the gaps in your smile. They are anchored to your natural teeth by crowning the teeth adjacent to the space. These crowns “bridge” the gaps in your smile by supporting a life-like prosthetic tooth in the space. Request an appointment today and find out if a dental bridge is right for you.