Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Jared Shore offers a range of durable and esthetically pleasing metal free crowns and bridges…

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Crowns can be utilized to:

  • Repair broken or fractured teeth
  • Enhance the appearance of specific teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth
  • Replace fractured fillings
  • Repair a tooth that has had root canal

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Bridges can be utilized to:

  • Fill spaces caused by missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape after tooth loss
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance