Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations and prosthetics. While our teeth can last a lifetime, that isn’t always the case for many people. Teeth can become worn or lost to bad habits, injuries, and disease. They can also break. Dental crowns make for excellent restorations when teeth are badly damaged or diseased. Bridges are prosthetics used to replace several missing teeth. Dr. Weber provides high quality restorations to help restore teeth, oral function, and one’s appearance.
A crown, also called a cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration used to cover an entire tooth above the gums. It will fit over biological tooth structure or a dental implant. Crowns are custom made to fit an individual’s unique oral anatomy. Many patients choose dental crowns made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain.
Our dentist might recommend a crown when a tooth is severely decayed, worn down from damage or bruxism, chipped, or cracked. If teeth are damaged internally, a dental crown can be placed after endodontic treatment to ensure that external structure is protected, too. Crowns are also useful for improving the aesthetics of a smile when tooth-colored materials are chosen.
Bridges are a series of connected crowns used to replace missing teeth by bridging the gap where teeth are absent. A bridge connects to biological teeth on either side or can be anchored to dental implants as well. Like crowns, people have options for the materials from which their bridges are made.
Making dental crowns and bridges is a process that requires expertise and precision. Our practice is here to make the process of receiving restorations and prosthetics as easy as possible. Call us today to reserve a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Weber.