Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material to protect it from breaking. Materials to choose from include gold, porcelain fused to gold, porcelain fused to Zirconia, and all porcelain.
Dental Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing in an arch and replace missing teeth by placing crowns on adjacent teeth on either side. Bridges help to restore balance to the dentition, help to restore your smile, and maintain the adjacent teeth in their natural position and keep them from shifting when a tooth is lost. Bridges are an extension of the dental crown treatment for replacement of multiple missing teeth. Beaverton, Oregon Family dentist Dr. Thompson can help with most dental crowns and bridges needs you may have, so contact our office today to get started.