Dental crowns and dental bridges are custom restorations we use to build up tooth structure or replace missing teeth. These restorations effectively restore teeth that have suffered damage, decay, or have fallen out. The primary purpose of dental crowns and dental bridges is to bring back correct bite function and preserve and protect existing teeth, while also improving the look of the teeth and smile as a whole. Skilled in cosmetic dentistry, with training from the prestigious Dawson Academy and over 35 years of experience, Dr. Carl Medgaus uses his understanding of proper occlusion to restore long-term function and beauty with dental crowns and bridges. We utilize advanced iTero digital scanning technology and partner with professional, experienced ceramists to maintain our high standard of care and provide you with custom restorations and the best long-term outcomes.
Dental crowns surround and protect a worn, chipped, or cracked tooth, restore teeth after a root canal, and complete a dental implant. Custom made to cover over the entire tooth like a glove, dental crowns restore both the natural beauty and the long-term durability of damaged teeth. Once fitted to the tooth, dental crowns improve its strength so that it can withhold the normal pressure and force of biting and chewing, while seamlessly blending with existing teeth.
Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns bonded together to replace a lost tooth. Dental bridges are supported by the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Along with replacing the lost tooth, dental bridges keep existing teeth from shifting out of place and disrupting tooth alignment and bite. Dental bridges are an effective solution that does not involve wearing partial dentures or having surgery, and can last for many years with the proper care.
Dental crowns and dental bridges both need the existing teeth to be slightly reduced in size in order for the restoration to fit properly without affecting the bite. We meticulously make these adjustments to your teeth to maximize the benefits of dental crowns and bridges once they are restored. By evaluating the functional as well as aesthetic aspects of dental crowns and bridges, Dr. Medgaus consistently restores the natural beauty and health of teeth!