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Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth.

Crowns, also known as caps, are a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth that has been specially prepared by the dentists. It restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function and makes the tooth stronger or improves the way it looks. They are also attached to dental implants.

You may need a crown if you:

  • Have a cavity that is too large for a filling
  • Have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
  • Had a root canal - the crown will protect the tooth
  • Want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile

Crowns and bridges can be made from full porcelain or ceramic, metal alloys, or porcelain fused to metal.

Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or implants nearest the empty space.

When a lost or missing tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared as crowns to hold the bridge in place. Fixed bridges appear and function similar to natural teeth and remain in the mouth at all times.

  • Restores lost teeth and supports remaining teeth
  • Restores and maintains your natural bite
  • Prevents undue stress on natural teeth
  • Improves your speech, smile, and chewing ability
  • Helps prevent further dental decay and gum disease
  • Prevents tilting and shifting of adjacent teeth
  • Permanent, not removeable

Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crowns or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.

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