Crowns and Bridges

Restore and improve your smile with dental crowns.

Dental Crowns

Over time, teeth can be damaged, cracked or weakened by decay. Dentists use a crown to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth, and besides strengthening an impaired tooth, these can be used to improve your teeth's appearance, shape or alignment.

Dental crowns can be fashioned from stainless steel, ceramic, acrylic, gold and metal alloys. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, crowns are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by your dentist.

Crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth, and besides strengthening an impaired tooth, these can be used to improve your teeth's appearance, shape or alignment.

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Dental Bridges

Maintain your facial structure with dental bridges.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges, also known as fixed removable dentures, literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A typical bridge is made up of two crowns (one on either side of the gap) and a false tooth/teeth in between. Bridges are attached to surrounding natural teeth or dental implants for support. The anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and the false teeth are called pontics. Pontics can be made from zirconia porcelain fused to metal and gold.

If you have lost tooth/teeth, bridges can restore your smile, your ability to properly speak and chew and maintain your facial structure. Bridges can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

Bridges can restore your smile, your ability to properly speak and chew and maintain your facial structure. Bridges can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

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Types of materials used for dental crowns or bridges?

All ceramic or Zirconia

Ceramic, porcelain-based dental crowns are most often used to restore front teeth and posterior teeth. Due to their natural color and texture, ceramic crowns are able to blend effortlessly with your remaining natural teeth, and can be given a hint of color to match your natural teeth.

Porcelain-Fused to Metal

Porcelain-fused to metal crowns/bridges provide patients with the best of both worlds. The porcelain part of the crown provides the patient with a natural-looking tooth, and the metal structure is ultra-durable. To undergo a porcelain-fused to metal restoration, the dentist must remove a moderate amount of tooth structure.