Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 80 years. Traditionally they were fabricated out of gold but today’s modern materials allow us to construct them out of tooth colored porcelain. Dental crowns are the strongest and most predictable restoration we can offer our patients.
Crowns would be recommended for the following:
- Cracked and Broken Teeth
- Strengthen and Support Root Canalled Teeth
- Restore Teeth with Large Filings Present
- Cover Up Dark Teeth
- For Smile Makeovers
Advantages of crowns:
- Unparalleled Strength
- Long Life span
- Color Stability
- Excellent Esthetics
Dental bridges are very similar to dental crowns, except they are larger and involve replacement of a missing tooth. When a tooth is lost the missing space can be filled using bridgework. Bridgework involves shaving down the adjacent teeth to the missing tooth. The bridge is cemented to these adjacent teeth which anchor it. Bridgework is very popular because no surgery is required, only two appointments are needed, teeth are cemented in securely, and feel and look like real teeth.