Crowns, Bridges & Dentures
Your Smile Dental Care team can offer a wide variety of solutions to Rebuild, Restore or Replace your smile.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Whether you have lost all of your natural teeth, or just a few, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Speaking and chewing food properly are often taken for granted, yet are compromised with tooth loss. Dentures can make a vast improvement. Fixed prosthetic devices are referred to as crowns and bridges. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which can be taken out and cleaned daily, crowns and bridges are permanently attached to existing teeth or implants, and daily care is similar to that of natural teeth.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. Porcelain veneers or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold, metal alloys, and acrylic.
A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching an artificial tooth or teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. The force of the bite on the new tooth is absorbed by the two or more supporting teeth.
Porcelain bonded to a metal shell (PFM) is often used for both crown and bridges as it is both strong and attractive.
Each patient’s mouth is unique. At Your Smile Dental Care we carefully consider all of the treatment options to determine together what will give you the smile you deserve.