Crown and Bridge
A dental crown, also sometimes called a cap, is a perfectly fitted restoration that repairs and strengthens a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy. Unlike an inlay or onlay, a crown completely covers the tooth.
A dental bridge is custom made false tooth or teeth placed permanently between two healthy teeth, filling in the areas left by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by crowns placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the space that is to be filled. Our bridges are mostly metal-free. As a result, they absorb light just as natural teeth do to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Most importantly, our bridges are created and custom-fitted based on careful measurements, 3 dimensional model jaw movement simulators, models, mock-ups and intermediate "trial" restorations so that the fit and appearance of your bridge is perfect. Bridges stabilize the position of your teeth to help correct some bite problems and improve speech.
We use the very best laboratories and technicians to custom create and fit your crowns and bridges for strength, endurance and appearance. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, enhancing the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. If your teeth have been badly damaged or need structural integrity and support, dental crowns can be an effective treatment option. Our crowns are shaped and colored like a natural tooth to restore strength and eliminate discomfort. As always all of these restorations are done with the same careful planning and design to give you superior results.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth do not have to be a way of life. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, consider our other tooth replacement options, including custom made precision bridges and precision full or partial dentures.
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissue. Made of resin and porcelain, complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. When some healthy teeth remain, a partial denture can be used. A partial denture also keeps the remaining, healthy teeth from shifting in the mouth.
Full or partial dentures improve chewing ability, speech and support the facial muscles. Dentures also enhance appearance. While removable, these alternatives can be stable and beautiful when precision techniques and attention to detail are uncompromised. Like a fixed dental bridge, all dentures and partial dentures are built to our exacting standards on three dimensional jaw movement simulators. In addition, we most often can eliminate the unsightly wires and clasps that show in many other types of dentures and partial dentures.