Dental crowns and bridges have been used for decades to protect teeth. If a tooth has been damaged, whether by injury, decay, or disease, it must be restored to preserve oral health. When choosing a restoration, most patients want their smile to remain as natural looking as possible. Bridges and crowns offer patients options that are strong, durable, and natural looking. We recommend porcelain dental crowns to many of our patients in the Woodstock area.
Porcelain dental crowns are made of ceramic. The porcelain is available in a variety of shades to allow the dentist to accurately match it your teeth. We will assist you in finding a color that blends in with the rest of your smile. For patients who are interested in whitening their smile, it is important to complete that procedure prior to receiving a dental crown. Crowns do not respond to whitening treatment, so completing that first ensures that your new crown will match the rest of your teeth.
Porcelain very closely resembles natural tooth enamel. It is semi-translucent and reflects light similarly to tooth enamel. Porcelain dental crowns have that same pearl white gloss that is found on natural teeth. Porcelain is also strong. It can withstand the force of biting and chewing, making it ideal for tooth restorations. Porcelain dental crowns are specifically designed to last long term.
Patients who are missing a tooth may need a fixed dental bridge. Dental bridges are made using the same material as a dental crown. The porcelain crowns will be placed over the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The bridge containing and artificial tooth and crowns is then attached to the anchor teeth, filling in the gap and restoring the smile.
If you live in the Woodstock area, call us today at (770) 423-1132