Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown, also commonly called a cap is a restoration which covers the entire tooth. It is a one piece structure that sits over the tooth providing structural integrity and has the outward appearance of a natural tooth. Crowns today are made from a variety of differing substances. Selection of a particular type of crown should be based upon factors such as function, strength and aesthetics. All-ceramic crowns are the restoration of choice for cosmetic dentistry because they have translucence similar to that of natural teeth enabling a very desirable effect.
A bridge is an alternative method of replacing missing teeth. To construct a bridge, adjacent teeth are reduced to allow crowns to be fitted and the bridge span is attached to these crowns.