Doctor Roessler on Dental Crowns and Bridges
Patients that need dental crowns, or bridges … going about crowns first would be restoration, or a crown, that would completely cover the entire 360 degrees of all the tooth. It can fix a broken tooth, a badly decayed tooth, with a restoration that can provide strength and for a long time. If you’re missing a tooth, we can do what’s called a dental bridge, which is also a crown, but instead of having one crown, you’re using the two teeth on either side of a missing space to provide what’s called a bridge; provides the anchor for the missing tooth that’s in between. All of the crowns, and all of the bridges, are all done in porcelain, which is a natural-looking white appearance, or tooth-colored appearance of the tooth. We no longer use the metal. Every once in a while I’ll use gold, but for the most part, everything is porcelain, so it keeps its natural-looking and beautiful.