Crowns and Bridges

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How Porcelain Crowns Work :

For people with damaged teeth such as a large cavity or cracked teeth, Dr. Dena may recommend a porcelain crown. These tooth restorations can also be used to replace old metal dental work to provide a natural-looking smile makeover with an attractive all-white smile.

Porcelain Crowns can be used for :

  • Repairing chipped, decayed or cracked teeth,
  • Filling unsightly gaps and spaces between teeth,
  • Making teeth even and uniform by shaping teeth that are damaged, chipped, cracked or broken
  • Whitening severely discolored or dull teeth.
  • Providing natural-looking white teeth – porcelain crowns look like natural teeth and provide a bright-white new smile that improves overall appearance.

Porcelain crowns are custom made in our dental lab and cover the tooth to restore damage caused by a large cavity, crack, or other structural problem. White porcelain crowns blend with existing teeth, so your naturally beautiful smile will not be tarnished by metal dental work. Porcelain crowns are a durable and natural-looking solution to repairing damaged teeth. The result is a complete smile makeover that will make you want to show off your smile.

Placing a porcelain crown requires just two visits :

  1. The first appointment includes preparing the tooth, taking an impression, and placing a temporary crown. Between visits, our dental lab creates the custom porcelain crown according to our specifications.
  2. During the final appointment we remove the temporary and permanently cement the permanent porcelain crown.

Bridge

Does a missing tooth (or teeth) make it embarrassing to smile and difficult to eat and speak? Dr. Dena can provide you with a new tooth and a complete smile makeover with porcelain fixed dental bridges.

How Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges Work :

Having missing teeth can create many problems, such as bad appearance, embarrassment when smiling and difficulty eating and speaking. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Dena may suggest a prosthetic known as a porcelain fixed dental bridge.

Porcelain Fixed bridges are generally recommended if you have one or more missing teeth in a row. A fixed bridge “closes the gap” by adding a new porcelain tooth (or teeth). The dental bridge fits into the gap left between missing teeth and attaches to crowned “abutment” teeth on either side. A bridge cannot be removed, and with proper care, it should last about 15-20 years.