Dental crowns and dental bridges are some of the most time-tested, reliable dental restorations we offer. Common problems, such as a tooth damaged by decay or injury, or a lost tooth, can be fixed using a crown or fixed bridge. We also offer inlays and onlays, dental restorations that can take care of small problems that don’t yet require a crown, but that are too large for a filling.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
What is a dental crown? Dental crowns are custom-designed pieces of tooth-colored and -shaped porcelain (or other material) that are used to restore damaged teeth. You may need a crown due to:
Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to improve your smile or to cover badly stained teeth. They are also used to improve your bite and jaw health.
Our office uses CEREC technology to take impressions of your mouth and craft a custom crown for a perfect, beautiful fit. These crowns are all porcelain – you won’t ever have to worry about small strips of metal showing at your gumline. While 90 percent of the crowns we do are CEREC crafted, we also offer e.max and BruxZir solid zirconia crowns for certain cases that require them.
What is a dental bridge? A fixed dental bridge is comprised of a filler tooth that’s attached to two crowns that fit over existing teeth and hold the bridge in place. A fixed dental bridge is non-removable and offers a very aesthetic, natural replacement for missing teeth.
An implant-supported bridge is a dental prosthesis used to replace three or more teeth. It is anchored to the jaw using dental implants. This type of bridge is also extremely aesthetically pleasing. However, this type of dental bridge is actually better for your overall oral health because it preserves your jawbone density. Fixed bridges are not secured into your jaw, allowing the bone underneath to deteriorate with time. Because implant-supported bridges are anchored, they help to maintain the bone. Talk to your dentist about which type of bridge is right for you.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are used to repair damage that is too minute for a crown, but too extensive for a filling. Inlays are made of a composite material (similar to a filling) and are used to fill in inner biting surface of the tooth. Onlays are larger and cover both the biting surface and cusps of the tooth. These restorations can be used to save a tooth from further damage, such as something that may require a crown to repair.
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If you think you may need one of these reliable restorations, please contact our office as soon as possible. You can call us or use our online form to send us a message. We will be happy to help you choose a convenient date and time for your appointment. Let us help you get the dental care you need.
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