Crowns, bridges, veneers & implants

  • Crowns

    • A dental crown is a full-coverage ​"cap" that protects the entire surface of your tooth.  Crowns are cemented to your natural tooth structure after they have been sized down (prepared) to specific dimensions that allow for space for the new crown.  Crowns help restore a tooth's function and can improve esthetics; they also are typically placed after root canals.
       

  • Bridges

    • A bridge is a special restoration that usually involves at least two crowns and one or more pontics or "dummy crowns" sandwiched between the crowns.  ​Bridges are an option for replacement of shorter spans of missing teeth.  ​​
       

  • Veneers

    • Veneers can be considered partial crowns, as they are specially made to cover up the front face of a tooth; most commonly, a veneer is chosen as a treatment option to improve esthetics.  ​They are an option to help correct stained, chipped, decayed, or slightly crooked teeth.
       

  • Dental Implants

    • Dental implants allow your dentist to replace teeth directly on a metal post that has been surgically positioned in your jawbone.  ​As your body heals from this surgery, the implants fuse directly with the implant, meaning this tooth replacement option most closely resembles the physiology and functionality of your natural tooth.  To be a good candidate for implant placement, you must have health gum tissue and an adequate amount of jawbone - or, additional surgery may be required to facilitate placement of the implant.  When placed correctly, implants have a high success rate, and many patients are been happy with the outcome.  

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