We want our work to stand out and give you confidence as you chew, smile, and talk. Our doctors spend extensive time in hands-on clinical education courses, learning new as well as tried-and-true methods to restore teeth.
As an office, we aim to use tooth-colored restorations only, not metal. Staying abreast of new technologies allows our doctors to place restorative materials in a way that can ensure their restorations last as long as possible.
Sometimes called caps, a dental crown may be a necessity, or it may be mainly for esthetic enhancement of your smile. The most common reason to get dental crowns is to prevent a weakened tooth from breaking. Broken, worn-down teeth can be restored with a crown, and then function and look just like a normal tooth again. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants, misshapen or permanently discolored teeth, teeth out of proper alignment, or teeth with other undesirable characteristics.
Crowns are also a means of holding dental bridges in place. Dental bridges
are a set of replacement teeth that are placed consecutively as one unit in
order to replace missing teeth or to cover broken, worn-down or misshapen
teeth. You can choose from many types of crowns, and permanent ones can
be created from a variety of metals, ceramics, resins or porcelain fused to
metal. Metal crowns, such as those made of stainless steel, are durable,
affordable and a great choice for back teeth. However, the downside is that
they don’t look natural and most people don’t want metal crowns on teeth
that can be easily seen. Porcelain fused to metal, resin and ceramic crowns
are tooth colored and look natural.
Dental bridges are a permanent way of replacing missing teeth. They anchor to existing teeth. and have the crown replacing the missing teeth connected to it one piece. Bridges can also used to improve your smile, prevent the movement of current teeth, improve your ability to speak and chew, and optimize your bite.