Dental Crowns and Bridges
A crown or (cap) is a covering to restore and strengthen a tooth back to health and function. When teeth are damaged from decay, weak from large fillings, worn or broken down, crowns can be used to give you back healthy functional teeth.
Crowns can be made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. An examination will determine which option is best for you.
Bridges are a common way to replace missing teeth. A false tooth is made and attached to two crowns on natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Unlike a denture, bridges are not removable.
A bridge will not only help with appearance and function but can also allow other teeth to last longer by reducing the stress put on them when a tooth or teeth are missing.
Bridges can be used to replace teeth that are missing from any place in your mouth as long as the teeth that are use are healthy and strong.