Crown, Bridge and Porcelain Veneers
Crown: A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.
They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. However in our office, we use CERC digital CAD/CAM technology, which allows amazing experience regarding the time and precise crown restoration, Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
While inarguably beneficial to dental health.
Bridge: A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated.
In other words, the abutment teeth— including portions which are otherwise perfectly healthy— are “reduced” in size using a high-speed rotary tool to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.
Veneer dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement.
We do custom shading onsite by a professional Ceramist, to match the natural teeth color, which adds a significant aesthetic look to the final result.