Services We Offer – Crowns and Bridges
Mid Cities Dental offer’s dental crowns and bridges as excellent options to strengthen, improve or restore the appearance of a natural tooth or when a tooth is missing.
What is a Crown?
A crown sometimes called a “cap” is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth, a crown is placed on an individual tooth much like a thimble over your finger. Crowns serve many functions in addition to being used to strengthen a tooth to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge. One of the most common is to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken. At Mid Cities Dental, we offer several types of crowns. Usually on back teeth, we recommend porcelain fused to metal crowns or in some instances, full gold crowns. On front teeth, we will use all porcelain crowns due to their aesthetic superiority. Please always ask us if you have questions on what type of crown would be best for your situation.
What is a Bridge and Why are Crowns Involved?
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridge work, the teeth on either side of the missing one must be prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic (replacement) teeth in place. Bridges are not removable. They are fixed in place and are generally made of porcelain or gold. A bridge is an excellent option over a removable appliance if applicable.