Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Dental crowns are essentially tooth-colored caps that fit over a damaged tooth to restore its original appearance and functionality. They are used on teeth after large fillings, fractures, or when a tooth is weakened by intense grinding. They can also be used to:
- Attach a bridge
- Cover dental implants
- Restore seriously misshapen or discolored teeth
- Serve as a preventive measure for a tooth that is in danger of breaking
Crowns are used not just to cover teeth, but to provide extra durability as well. Crowns can be made completely out of porcelain (ceramic) or can be combined with gold or metal alloys as well. Each material has advantages and disadvantages, but they are all stable, long-lasting options. Porcelain crowns tend to be the most natural-looking, which is why our team prefers to go with them.
If a tooth has reached a point where it is decayed or damaged beyond repair and needs to be removed, a great tooth replacement option is a fixed bridge. Dental bridges do what their name implies, that is, they “bridge” the gap that is created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth that have crowns placed on top, or by implant-supported crowns. Our bridges are also made to look natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.