Our goal in restoring your teeth is to do dentistry that is undetectable. We do crowns and restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. When damage to the tooth structure is excesive and beyond repair porcelain crowns or porcelain fused to metal crowns are the restoration of choice to revive their appearance and function.
Indications of crowns:
- Teeth that have been filed multiple times where there is more filling material than there is tooth structure. The tooth structure becomes minimal and weak and no longer can support the large filling. In order t0o prevent the tooth from fracturing we crown the tooth.
- Aggressive destruction of the tooth structure due to decay or fracture.
- Root Canalled teeth loose their blood supply and nourishment and become brittle becoming more prone to fracture. Root canalled teeth need the protection of a crown.
- Discoloration and unaesthetic position of teeth. Crowns can be made to create optimal natural teeth appearance.
Indications of bridges:
Bridges are designed and created to replace one or more missing teeth. They need the support of adjacent natural teeth to support the teeth that are missing. Bridges are permanently bonded on the natural teeth adjacent to the missing teeth. They look, feel and function like natural teeth. They allow you to restore the original appearance of your lost teeth.
A bridge can be made in all porcelain or they can be made of a gold base frame hidden by porcelain on top. Bridges give us both the strength needed in chewing teeth, and at the same offer our patients the natural look of their original teeth.