Crown and Bridge

A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers or "caps" a tooth.  Crowns are made of various materials including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or a combination of these materials.  Crowns are used to:

  • Restore a tooth that has broken or fractured
  • Replace a large filling when these is not much tooth structure remaining
  • Cover a tooth after a root canal treatment
  • Cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth
  • Cover a dental implant 

Bridges are commonly used to replace one more more missing teeth.  As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges.  Bridges are very natural in appearance and is not removable.  With proper homecare, a fixed bridge can last up to ten years or more.  Bridges are used to:

  • Restore and maintain the natural bite
  • Keep opposing teeth in thier place
  • Prevent shifting and tilting of teeth
  • Prevent furthur dental decay and periodontal disease
  • Enhance your smile, speech and chewing function

 

 

 

 

 

 

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