Crown and bridge restorations are likely the best solution for you if you have damaged, decayed or missing teeth. Crowns can restore your damaged tooth back to its original form and function, while bridges can replace one or more teeth. Because they are cemented onto your tooth, crowns and bridges are referred to as “fixed” restorations. Often, a combination of crowns and dental implants can alleviate the need for bridges.

If you require restorations that are too large to fill, you can benefit from crowns. If you’re missing teeth but are not a candidate for implants or want another restorative option, you can choose a tooth-supported bridge instead. Our team will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your individual case.

Outcomes for these restorations vary depending on multiple factors, including the underlying tooth’s health, patient hygiene and the general dental condition. Biological factors can lead to decay and trauma can damage the restorations. Even so, your well-done crown or bridge can last for more than 10 years.

No. Once the color is selected, it won’t change. You can polish some stains from porcelain, but you can’t use chemicals to change the color. If you want to whiten your teeth, we recommend doing so before selecting your porcelain shade. We can always match the porcelain to the rest of your teeth before installing a restoration.


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