Crowns and Bridges
Individuals with large restorations, broken, or unattractive or missing teeth may be helped tremendously by crowns and/or bridges to restore their function and greatly improve their smile. Crowns are indicated when there is not enough tooth structure left to adequately support a filling. Crowning a tooth involves prepping the tooth for the crown, taking an impression, and later cementing the crown. Recent advances have been made in the materials used in crown fabrication and have resulted in creating tooth colored crowns with much greater strength than previously possible. These materials are much more esthetic and the crowns are much more natural looking and aesthetically pleasing. A bridge is created when missing teeth are attached to crowns and result in a restoration that is attached to the supporting teeth, is not removable, can be very natural looking, and restores function.