What is a Crown?
Think of a crown as a hard hat that sits on top of a tooth. Crowns typically will cover the entirety of the tooth.
What are crowns made of?
Crowns can be made of different materials that vary in durability and appearance. Here is a list of some common materials we use for crowns:
4 Reasons you may need a crown
- Weakened teeth – has existing large fillings leaving little natural tooth left
- Root canaled teeth – helps seal and prevent tooth from fracturing after the root canal
- Chipped or damaged teeth
- Esthetics – can mask discolored teeth, mis-shapen, or mis-aligned teeth
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is essentially a method by which we “bridge” the gap between two teeth to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) that has been lost.
We place crowns on the two adjacent teeth and the crowns are fused to a prosthetic tooth/teeth in the middle to restore your smile or function. A bridge is not meant to be removed once it is cemented in place.
Reasons you may want a bridge
- You are missing teeth in between two strong adjacent teeth
- You need to restore missing teeth to regain chewing function, speech and an esthetic smile
- Implants are contraindicated for you
To find out more details about crowns and bridges, feel free to contact us via email or phone or book in with one of our doctors for an examination so that we may better discuss with you what treatment options are best for you.