Crowns & Bridges
Crowns are one of the most durable methods for restoring severely damaged teeth. Additionally, crowns are also employed to connect a bridge of prosthetic teeth over missing teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removable, crowns and bridges are fixed in place.
A crown is essentially a cap that is placed over the visible portion of the tooth. This type of restoration is typically used to restore the shape and size of broken and decayed teeth. Allowing a patient to keep their tooth, dental crowns are made from durable materials that can withstand the forces behind biting and chewing food.
Crowns are crafted in dental laboratories by trained professionals. Designed to fit over your tooth, these restorations are made from a variety of materials including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and metals such as gold. After crowns are placed, teeth are protected from further damage and a patient’s bite is restored.
A dental bridge is composed of manmade crowns that are attached to natural teeth with crowns to fill in the gaps between missing teeth. Bridges cover empty tooth sockets so that patients can chew food properly. By anchoring bridges to the crowns placed over natural teeth, up to four missing teeth can be replaced. These prosthetics also provide support to surrounding teeth to ensure that neighboring teeth maintain their proper placement. In addition to restored tooth function, bridges permanently conceal lost teeth so that patients can smile without feeling self-conscious.
Like crowns, bridges are made in dental laboratories based upon the impressions and specifications provided by Dr. Chambers. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including metal alloy, gold, and porcelain along with a metal structural framework that helps ensure their durability. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our office, your crowns and bridges can last ten years or more.
If you are in need of high-quality restorative work such as crowns and bridges, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chambers.