A crown is a type of dental restoration that covers or “caps” damaged or broken teeth in order to restore functionality. Although dental crowns can be made from a wide range of materials, porcelain is preferred due to its durability and superior aesthetics. We work meticulously with our lab to make a beautifully shaped crown that matches the color of your natural teeth. Crowns provide a great solution for the following dental concerns:
- Repair damage done to the tooth form cavities
- Repair cracked or fractured teeth
- Restore existing fillings at risk for breakage
- Dental Implants
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) by permanently joining a crown that replicates the missing tooth to the adjacent teeth.
The adjacent teeth that sit on either side of the space created by the missing tooth are “crowned” in order to bridge the space, giving the appearance of a natural tooth and restoring function to the area. Much like a single crown used to “cap” one tooth, our natural looking bridges remain cemented to your teeth and do not need to be removed. Our custom made bridges are a great option to replace missing teeth, and are barely noticeable. Aside from improving your smile by filling in unattractive gaps, bridges have many advantages including restoring your ability to speak, chew, and eat properly, distributing the force of your bite over more teeth, and preventing remaining teeth from shifting. Contact Dual Image Dentistry and Orthodontics
to learn if dental crowns and bridges are options to rejuvenate your smile!