Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain Crowns. Beautiful White Porcelain Tooth Crowns We replace existing porcelain crowns and fillings to give you the look and feel of your natural teeth. Porcelain crowns, sometimes called a “cap” is a tooth-like covering, placed over a carefully prepared tooth. Porcelain crowns strengthen, improve and restore the appearance of your natural tooth. Porcelain crowns serve many functions. It not only supports the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling, but also may be used to protect the structure of a tooth when it is fractured or broken. We use porcelain crowns when damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and apparently beyond repair. We can use crowns made of semi-precious or precious metals or porcelain fused to metal or an all porcelain material. This will make the smile appear “as new.” This technique is extremely reliable for repairing the most severe of dental problems. Porcelain crowns correct teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work. We love making fantastic smile changes for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems. Why do I need a crown procedure? Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth Looks completely natural Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems.
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 fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crown or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.
Did you know…
that the Etruscan civilization were the first to use crowns as a means of restoring damaged teeth? In fact, the materials they used – ivory, gold, and bones – were still the standard in dentistry as recently as the 20th century, when porcelain crowns were first invented. Today, crowns and bridges are customized specifically for the patient’s bite and can usually be placed in as little as one or two dental visits. With proper cleaning and regular dental check-ups, crowns and bridges can last many years, or even a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a crown or bridge right for me?
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the solution for you. Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns or bridges.
What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?
If you are a candidate for a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge. If you are choosing porcelain prosthesis, its color will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth. If a dental lab is making your crown or bridge, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration until the permanent one is ready for placement.
Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?
Your teeth will need time to heal following the crown and bridge placement process, so it is normal for you to experience some sensitivity – especially to hot and cold. Additionally, you may experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations, though this is usually manageable with ibuprofen and should subside within a few days.