Crowns and Bridges
Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function.
A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of bridge consists of crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth or teeth to them.
Another type of bridge consists of the replacement tooth attached to the adjacent teeth with wing-like appendages. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
Crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics. Some metal-free crowns and bridges incorporate stress-bearing materials to enhance their strength and wear-resistance.
Is A Crown Right For Me?
Crowns address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. In cases where teeth have large broken down fillings, a crown can protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. To enhance your smile a metal-free, tooth colored crown can also replace an older metal/porcelain crown. Following root canal therapy, a crown is typically placed over the remaining tooth structure to preserve aesthetic and tooth function.
Crown and Bridge Procedures using Cerec
Cerec technology is a computer aided design (CAD) technology that allows patients to have their crown or caps shaped and fabricated within the same 90 minute visit. No more waiting weeks for lab work. No more second appointments and additional shots! Easy on your schedule and incredibly convenient and fast!
Cerec restorations are natural looking, because they are made of tooth-colored ceramic material. The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.