Named for the way they “bridge” the gaps between teeth lost to trauma or decay, bridges restore your smile’s health and beauty by placing durable porcelain teeth where your natural teeth are missing. Bridges can replace one or multiple missing teeth by anchoring to the teeth fore and aft of the gap. They will also restore normal function and bite and prevent teeth from moving or drifting. Fixed bridges are bonded into place, which means they are not removable and stay in place. They are custom matched to your existing tooth color to enhance your smile and function.
A dental crown is sometimes referred to as a dental “cap.” Dental crowns are usually needed when teeth are weakened and suffering from a large fracture, a crack, or large decay. Usually in these situations the tooth is weakened to the point that it will not hold a filling in place or there is not enough tooth left to even bond a filling into place. A crown will protect and strengthen a tooth and is made of durable natural looking porcelain that is color matched to the patient’s surrounding teeth.