Dental Crowns and Bridges

What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Natural teeth often require repairs due to decay, fracture or wear. The most common restoration is a dental crown. A crown is a dental restoration which completely covers and surrounds a tooth and is retained with a cement. Crowns can be fabricated from a number of different materials, e.g. ceramics [porcelain], porcelain bonded to a precious metal core or gold. Our office utilizes all of these materials and the dental crowns are fabricated using the latest techniques.

Significant new developments in all ceramic materials have led to the introduction of the e.max crown.  E.max dental crowns are fabricated with the newest in cosmetic porcelain, a lithium disilicate glass material that is natural in appearance yet strong enough to withstand the pressures and demands of the human mouth.  Read Dr. Gulbransen and Dr. Recksiedler’s blog. Click Here for more information.

Bridges are also known as a fixed partial dentures and are used to replace missing teeth when there are natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the missing teeth. Crowns are fabricated for the adjacent teeth and the replacement tooth or teeth [called pontics] are connected to the crowns making one unit. This is then secured with cements to the adjacent natural teeth.

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