A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.
Porcelain crowns are customized to match the patient's natural tooth color and to precisely fit over damaged tooth structure to conceal cracked, badly discolored, injured, or chipped teeth. These teeth need protection and support in order to remain functional without affecting their health and appearance. With porcelain crowns, the damaged teeth remain fully functional and a beautiful, healthy appearance is restored. Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth in a full-mouth reconstruction by anchoring dental bridges and restoring dental implants. For more information about porcelain crowns, please visit our office today.
A Bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic (replacement) tooth in place.
Inlay / Onlays
Nearly indistinguishable from natural tooth structure, porcelain inlays and onlays are used to repair badly decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain inlays and onlays, which are bonded to the teeth, look natural and add strength and durability.