Crowns and Bridges

When severe damage happens to a tooth, a simple composite filling isn’t enough for the restoration. A crown is an excellent alternative that covers the remaining portion to protect the structure and integrity. Dental crowns have multiple benefits, including improving the appearance of the tooth and “capping” the tooth for strength and durability.

The most common times when crowns are recommended are when severe decay damages a large section of the tooth, after a root canal, or when trauma compromises the integrity of the tooth.

Crowns are also an effective cosmetic service to improve the appearance of the smile. Additionally, a crown can be placed on top of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

If multiple teeth need to be replaced, then a bridge is a common solution to secure prosthetic teeth and fill in the empty space. Bridges attach to healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Or, one or more dental implants can be used to secure the bridge in place. Bridges are custom-fit for each patient and can often be an alternative to partial dentures.