CROWNS & BRIDGES

A crown, sometimes called a cap, is a custom made covering that encases the entire tooth to restore it to its original shape, size and function. A crown protects and restores a tooth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

There are several types of crowns. Porcelain is tooth colored and the most popular, because it resembles your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns may have metal underneath the porcelain. These restorations are highly durable and can last many years with proper at-home care, diet and nutrition, however they may need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced altogether. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

REASONS FOR A CROWN:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Tooth has a root canal