Improve your smile with Crowns and Bridges from the Center for the Dental Arts. If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown — or dental cap to restore your tooth to its normal shape and size. A porcelain crown (also called a cap) covers the tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of the tooth.
Have you ever seen someone with a tooth that has a dark gray line near the gum? You may be looking at an old crown. Older crowns use a great deal of metal within them. Over time, the metal begins to show through the crown as light reflects on it. With today’s advancements in dental technology, we are now able to give you more natural-looking dental crowns that make your teeth look great.
Today’s dental crowns are much different thanks to new technology. Dental crowns can be fabricated to reflect light like natural teeth. These crowns are the highest in quality, and, therefore, give you the best result. You’ll never see a gray line at the top of these crowns.
These wonderful crowns can be used for cosmetic dentistry procedures or to seal teeth after root canal treatment. By using high quality dental crowns we can be sure that a root canal will never need re-treatment and your teeth will remain strong. In other words, your smile will stay healthier, stronger and longer.
The advantages of crowns include:
Size, shape, texture, and color can be controlled (custom-made)
Restore aesthetics and function to broken, cracked, or filled back teeth
Can be used on damaged or broken teeth
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth. A crown is placed on each tooth next to the space of the missing tooth, and then a false tooth is suspended between the crowns.