St. Jacobs Dental Crowns & Bridges
What Are The Benefits of Crown and Bridge Treatment?
Crown and Bridge Treatment will restore lost teeth, support remaining teeth and help you maintain optimum dental health. We will evaluate your oral health and work to create the best treatment options for you.
Dental CrownsCrowns are a permenant restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for weak teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, resore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth, a crown is placed on an idividual tooth much like a thimble over your finger.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Dental BridgeA bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, or alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.