Crowns and Bridges

Bridges

Tooth Supported Bridge

A Bridge is a dental restorative solution that replaces missing teeth. It is made by fitting crowns over the teeth on either side of the space and attaching a false tooth between them. The Bridge is then set in place with dental cement and cannot be removed.

Bridges function to restore the natural shape, size, and color of your teeth. They serve to build back or enhance your smile, help you speak and chew properly, while maintaining good tooth, bite and jaw alignment. Bridges also prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position.

Bridges are made of three types of materials:

  1. Porcelain – most like a natural tooth in color
  2. Gold Alloy – strongest and most conservative in its preparation
  3. Porcelain fused to an inner core of gold alloy which combines strength and aesthetics

Crowns

Tooth Supported Crowns

A Crown is a dental restorative solution that covers or “caps” a tooth. The Crown is then set in place with dental cement and cannot be removed.

Crowns restore a damaged tooth to its natural size, shape, and color. They improve the strength, function and appearance of a tooth which has experienced advanced decay, fracture, or injury that may otherwise be lost. They may also be designed to decrease the risk of root decay on teeth with gum tissue recession.

Crowns are made of three types of materials:

  1. Porcelain – most like a natural tooth in color
  2. Gold Alloy – strongest and most conservative in its preparation
  3. Porcelain fused to an inner core of gold alloy which combines strength and aesthetics