When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth can make it difficult to efficiently chew your food. And, as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, they experience more wear than they were designed to withstand.
A porcelain bridge (custom designed by our team ) keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth (or implants) on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent―meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist―and are a long-term, restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth to their normal functionality, and your smile will look beautiful once again.
Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of solid porcelain and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. After some tooth preparation (or implant placement), crowns are specially fitted to restore the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Drs. Walker and Kraus if crowns are right for you.