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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns (aka Caps)

Whenever a tooth has severe decay, fracture, or has a large, old filling, a crown or "cap" may be necessary. A crown will cover and bind together the remaining tooth structure, thereby strengthening and improving the function and appearance of your teeth.

Crowns are fabricated in our dental laboratory and require two appointments for completion. Types of crowns include: metal crowns which are made of gold or alloys, Procera crowns which are used more often on front teeth and made to match your natural tooth color, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns which combine the strength of metal with the esthetics of porcelain.


When one or more teeth are lost, the remaining teeth can shift out of alignment leading to a change in your bite, decay, gum disease or the loss of additional teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side. Bridges are fabricated in a dental laboratory and may be full metal or porcelain or a combination just like crowns. Another option to a bridge is a dental implant.