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Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth or spaces where teeth have been lost prematurely,  we can help you choose the best solution to revitalize your oral health. Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth. Veneers are a less invasive alternative, but may only be a solution for those with slight tooth damage or discoloration. These thin porcelain shells come in customizable colors and are bonded to the surface of your teeth.

Today, we have the ability to offer many different materials to replace missing tooth structure:  from the traditional gold to porcelain attached to gold to the new all zirconia (porcelain) restorations.  Each material has pros and cons; the right material for your specific need will be decided with you and your case in mind.

Crowns

A crown, otherwise known as a cap, is custom-fitted to your bite and is placed over your natural tooth or dental implant. We recommend this procedure for those who have an intact tooth with sound periodontal health. The tooth may be damaged or decayed on the surface but the root is capable of supporting the full coverage restoration.


Procedure:

  1. We will reduce the problematic tooth for a proper crown fit

  2. An impression will be taken of your bite for crown fabrication

  3. The color of porcelain prosthetics can then be customized

  4. We will fit you with a temporary crown until the lab makes your permanent one

  5. You will come in again for permanent crown fitting resulting in a totally natural appearing tooth

Bridges

A bridge is used to replace a  tooth that has neighboring teeth with decay and/or large fillings, or a tooth that has been missing for a long time. As the name describes, it is a method of tooth replacement that spans one or a number of missing teeth using adjacent teeth for support.  The end result is a very natural appearing and feels much like ones own teeth, 



Veneers

If you’re looking to cosmetically correct or enhance the appearance of one or more teeth, we suggest veneers. They are very thin, porcelain shells that you can customize in color and shape. They are non or minimally invasive and are resistant to future stains and wear.  Veneers allow one to completely redesign their smile.


Common uses for veneers:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misshapen or irregular teeth
  • Teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments