Crowns (“caps”) are often needed for circumferential support when a tooth has an apparent fracture, breaks or when decay is large enough that a filling will not suffice for strength.
We offer porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, zirconia and gold crowns – the type of crown recommended depends on the structure and function of the tooth.
Crowns are recommended when a “cusp” needs replacement or when a “cusp” is weakened due to previous decay that was replaced with a filling.
Crowns can also be done to reshape or recolor teeth for cosmetic purposes.
Bridges are a way to replace missing teeth when missing a tooth or multiple teeth in one area of the mouth. The teeth adjacent to the space are crowned and connected with a false tooth (or teeth) in the middle to fill the open space.
Implants are also an excellent option for replacing missing teeth – see our Implant Restoration tab for more information