Crowns and Bridges

We rely on crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth and rebuild damaged ones. Our goal is to return a blemished smile to good function — eating and speaking efficiently — and to good looks. Quality crowns and bridges look and feel very natural.

Material choices
Metal crowns are made of gold or gold alloys. Full porcelain crowns and bridges look more like natural teeth and usually work best on front teeth where the stress is not so great. Zirconia and Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns and bridges combine strength and esthetics.

Blending art and science
Crowns and bridges bring a lot of satisfaction to both patient and dentist. Properly restored, your teeth will reward you with great dividends in comfort, pleasure, and good health. It’s enough to make you smile.


Bridges

Bridges resolve gaps left by missing teeth. The idea is to replace teeth with false, or “pontic” teeth anchored to crowns at either end and cemented into place. Bridges are an exercise in creativity and engineering. Bridgework stabilizes the oral environment. They are cemented in place and are not removable.

Keeping your mouth in balance
When even a single tooth is lost or broken the whole mouth goes out of balance. The teeth on either side of a disintegrated or missing tooth will begin to drift into the missing space. The opposite tooth will grow longer. Such tilting, shifting teeth are prone to gum disease. The bite is compromised. And the integrity of your mouth is gone.

Implants also replace missing teeth
An excellent alternative to single tooth bridges are single tooth dental implants and crowns will be made and fitted to the implant posts.

When many teeth are missing, an implant supported bridge can sit upon two or more dental implants to span the area that is without teeth and restore the mouth with a fixed solution instead of a removable one.

Material choices
Solid porcelain crowns and bridges look more like natural teeth and usually work best on front teeth where the stress is not so great. They are a must for people with metal allergies.

Metal crowns are made of gold or gold alloys. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns and bridges combine strength and excellent esthetics.


Crowns

When a tooth has sustained extensive damage — filled more than once, has extensive decay, or is brittle from a root canal — and is still healthy enough to save we place a crown.

A crown, or “cap”, is a restoration that covers the biting surfaces and the sides of the tooth, binding it together for strength. A crown is all finesse, an exacting creation. It is precisely tailored to fit the tooth and match the adjacent teeth. It must mesh well with the opposing teeth so your bite works efficiently and your gums stay healthy. Quality crowns and bridges look and feel very natural.

When a tooth is not savable, a single dental implant can be placed and a crown will be made and fitted to the implant post.

Material choices
Solid porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and usually work best on front teeth where the stress is not so great. They are a must for people with metal allergies.

Zirconia and Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combine strength and excellent esthetics.

Metal crowns are made of gold or gold alloys. They are especially beneficial for those people who grind their teeth.

We'd like to have the opportunity to be your dentist & to give you the
healthy, perfect smile you've always dreamed of.

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