Dental Crowns and Bridges
Repairing and Restoring Smiles.
A crown, also called a cap, is a custom-made restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, has an old filling that has failed or has had root canal therapy. A crown completely covers the tooth.
We typically use crowns fabricated of all-porcelain for strength, endurance and appearance. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.
A dental bridge is an oral appliance that is used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. It is used to literally “bridge the gap” created by the missing teeth. It consists of two dental crowns that are placed on the healthy teeth on either side of the gap to be filled and custom-made false teeth in between.
Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct bite problems and help improve speech.