Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain crowns can help recreate and repair the structure and function of a damaged tooth
A crown (or a cap) is a tooth-like covering that is placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth, and helps to strengthen, protect and improve the appearance of damaged teeth. This treatment can be a permanent solution to severely damaged, decayed or aesthetically displeasing teeth.
Crowns can be a great treatment to restore teeth that have suffered from:
- Large fillings
- Grinding (bruxism)
- Misaligned bite
- Poor oral hygiene
- Root canal therapy
Bridgework can restore the health and appearance of smiles that have suffered multiple tooth loss.
A bridge is a device that is secured to surrounding teeth via crowns, and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. This treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help keep teeth in proper position and alignment.
It is important to note that bridges are only a viable treatment option if there are some surrounding natural teeth that remain. If this is not the case, dental implants can be a viable option for total tooth replacement.