Dental Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps” which are coverings that fit over teeth. Dental Crowns are made of natural looking porcelain and are made to improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own teeth. Sometimes underlying metal is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed. Crowns are durable coverings that surround the entire visible portion of the tooth, providing extra strength and stability to the tooth. Crowns have many applications, including hiding large, dark fillings, protecting teeth that are cracked or fractured, adding durability to teeth that have had a root canal procedure and protecting teeth that support a dental bridge. They can also be used to hide deep discoloration that can’t be treated with teeth whitening procedures. Dental Crowns may be necessary because of broken fillings, fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
A dental bridge is a device that’s used to replace one or more missing teeth. It’s called a bridge because it spans the gap left by a missing tooth, securing to the teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge supports and is shaped to look just like natural teeth. We offer Roland in office crowns which are designed and made during one appointment.