Crowns and bridges are a solution to missing or damaged teeth. The procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural state. A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing.
Crowns are simply a protective, engineered, covering shell placed over the tooth to reinstate the tooth’s form and function and can last many years if well maintained. A crown is generally made of porcelain or ceramic that can be matched to your existing teeth. A crown may also be made of gold for improved strength when replacing a back tooth.
Bridges are used when replacing missing teeth and are essentially crowns linked together with a solid crown in the space to be reinstated. There are many different types of crowns and bridges, but rest assured we will use the best and most appropriate type for you.