Crowns & Bridges
Crowns can restore and enhance your smile. A crown can cover a broken or discolored tooth to improve its strength and appearance. If a tooth is weak, a crown can protect it and prevent a fracture. If there’s not enough of the natural tooth left to retain a large filling, a crown can provide strength, like a cast on a broken leg.
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. Missing teeth not only affect your appearance, but can interfere with speech and chewing and allow other teeth to drift into misalignment. Bridges can be made from gold, porcelain, resin, Zirconia or a combination of materials. No matter what type of bridge your dentist recommends, it’s crucial to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong and in correct alignment.