Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Its function is to restore the tooth’s shape, size and strength and to improve its appearance.
Crowns Are Needed To:
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore an already broken tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover misshapen or discolored teeth
A Bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Repair your smile
- Repair your ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position