Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are a recommended procedure to restore and enhance teeth. Crowning is used to cover the entire area of the tooth that has been damaged. It is also commonly referred to as a cap. Crowns help strengthen teeth, but aesthetically it improves the appearance of the smile, shape and alignment.
What are Crowns and Bridges used for?
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The implant surrounds the tooth gap, preventing other teeth from rotating and shifting. It will help you avoid a bad bite. In other words, bridges are a cosmetic and functional option. The procedure is performed on one or more artificial teeth, cementing them into place.
Crowns and bridges may be used to:
- Take the place of damaged teeth
- Replace large fillings where little tooth structure remains
- Protect and restore a tooth fracture
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Aesthetically, bridges and crowns come in many styles such as gold, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or all ceramic material.
When should I choose a Dental Crown?
Your Reno Dental Associates dentist may determine that a dental crown is necessary for a number of reasons:
- A large, failed dental filling
- Severe, deep cavities
- Been treated with root canal therapy
- Has been broken, fractured or has excessive wear
- An unsightly, discolored appearance
Our qualified dentists at Reno Dental Associates recommend porcelain dental crowns. Porcelain crowns restore your tooth’s function and attractive appearance by completely covering the tooth and gumline. A porcelain crown can withstand the daily force of biting and chewing while maintaining a lustrous sheen.
Each crown is uniquely crafted out of quality porcelain to fit your tooth. If you are missing a tooth, a porcelain crown combined with a dental implant is the perfect replacement. Your porcelain dental crown’s durability will protect your remaining healthy tooth from any further damage.