Crowns & Bridges
Patients often come to us with teeth that are cracked, badly chipped, decayed, or filled with aging metal fillings that have developed extensive damage hiding beneath them. For this kind of damage, we often recommend porcelain crowns. Custom-made to fit your tooth and fabricated from pure porcelain, crowns completely cover the tooth for ultimate protection. Our crowns never have a dark line or the odd, flat appearance that some old-fashioned crowns may have. Ours look and feel so natural, you may forget you have one!
Crowns are permanently fitted to teeth – restoring the chewing surfaces to their natural strength – to whiten, reshape and realign existing teeth for a natural, comfortable bite and more attractive appearance.
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Dental bridges are used to replace one or several missing teeth. If you have lost a tooth or teeth, a dental bridge is an attractive way to safeguard the integrity of the remaining teeth, stabilizing them and preventing further damage and bone loss. Bridges are also important in reducing the risk of gum disease after tooth loss. When properly designed, they can prevent or correct bite problems and help improve speech.
A dental bridge is a custom-made false tooth or set of teeth placed permanently between two healthy teeth. The bridge fills the space where a tooth or teeth have fallen out or been removed and is held in place by porcelain crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the space to be filled. Once your custom bridge is created, it is bonded in place. Our bridges are carefully designed and fitted to look astonishingly translucent and natural. With a customized dental bridge, you can feel confident, secure, and attractive.