Crowns and bridges are some of the most common dental restorations used in cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. They can be fabricated from many different materials depending on the needs and budget of the patient. We like to use gold in areas where the crown is not visible due to its durability, biocompatibility, and sealed margins. We recommend all ceramic eMax crowns, porcelain over metal crowns, or gold crowns. We will always discuss options with patients in order to make the best decisions together.
A crown, also referred to as a cap, is a restorative piece bonded over a tooth where the structure has been compromised by disease, a large filling, or breakage. To place a crown, the patient is anesthetized while a portion of the enamel is removed before an impression is made. This is sent to a laboratory to create the crown, while in the meantime, a temporary is bonded into place. Once the final crown arrives back to the practice, patients return for the cementing of the crown over the tooth. Crowns can be made of gold, gold and ceramic, or even just ceramic
Bridge vs Implant
- Faster than an implant
- Destruction of healthy adjacent teeth
- Additional forces placed on adjacent teeth and weakening them