When a tooth is broken, worn, decayed around the gum line, a crown can be customized to cover and protect the natural tooth. Porcelain crowns are the preferred choice at Ya Smiles due to their resilience and appearance (they mimic the translucency of natural teeth).
Crowns or partial crowns, also referred to as onlays, are required when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling. An impression is taken of your natural tooth so that the lab technician can create a crown that is sculpted to match your bite and jaw movements. This ensures that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
A bridge is an option to replace a missing tooth or teeth, to help maintain the shape of your face, your bite and the look of your smile. Different materials can be used, but again, porcelain is often the preferred choice for its appearance and strength. The bridge is bonded to surrounding teeth for support, so the health of surrounding teeth, gums and bone is critical to the success of the bridge.
If a crown or a bridge is a possible solution for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment to review your options.