Do any of your teeth have any of these conditions?
If so, you may need a crown (cap) or fixed bridge to protect these teeth from breaking. Teeth with the above conditions are at risk of fracture, and often these teeth break in a way that we can not fix them afterwards.
I Know People With Gold Caps; I Want White Teeth!
Sometimes we will recommend a gold crown, but usually only in a place where you can not see it in your smile. However, there are many people who will not under any circumstances have a gold crown. In this case, we can certainly make you a porcelain crown that has similar strength to gold and will look just like your tooth. Usually the porcelain crown looks even better than the tooth did before!
A bridge (or fixed dental prosthesis) is a porcelain and/or gold restoration that both crowns or caps the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth and replaces the missing tooth at the same time. The advantages of a fixed bridge are apparent when you have a missing tooth adjacent to teeth that need crowns. You can both protect those teeth and fill the gap in one procedure. In addition to that, a fixed bridge is a much faster and more cost effective way to replace a missing tooth than a dental implant.
To find out if any of your teeth require crowns or if you have missing teeth and would like to discuss the option of a fixed bridge, call us today to have a consultation with Dr. Leitch or Dr. Wiens.