Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
When a tooth is fractured, severely damaged by decay or has a large old filling, a crown (also called a cap) is often placed. A porcelain crown strengthens the tooth, protects the remaining tooth structure and can improve appearance. A two-visit crown (cap) procedure can accomplish the most esthetic, lifelike appearance possible with crowns. Exciting new advances in materials allow us to make crowns with no more metal underneath and no dark lines that show. We offer unsurpassed results in cosmetic dentistry and take pride in using the best looking and longest lasting dental materials.
Dental bridges have many benefits. They literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and the false teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges can restore your smile, restore the ability to properly chew and speak and help maintain the shape of your face. Bridges distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth. They also prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth?
One reason is for your appearance. Missing teeth are unsightly. Another is the gap left by a missing tooth can mean more strain is put on the teeth on either side. A gap can affect your bite because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and chance the way your teeth come together. This can lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes cavities and gum disease. A bridge or dental implants will solve these issues and prevent drifting and shifting of the teeth.