Dental Crowns & Bridges

A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns.  Crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Crowns and bridges are designed to last for a long time, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Placing The Crown

Porcelain Crown Example

In order to place a crown, the remaining tooth structure needs to be shaped into an abutment onto which the crown will fit as demonstrated in the video above.

Placing The Bridge

Base Metal Example

When a tooth is missing a dental bridge can be used to literally bridge the gap as shown in the video above.