Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown or cap is indicated when a tooth is cracked, breaks, or does not have sufficient supporting walls to hold a filling in place.
A ceramic crown is comprised of very durable porcelains and will match the color of your surrounding teeth. It can provide years of chewing function and a very desirable cosmetic appearance.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown
At times, a tooth may be damaged below the level of your gum tissue. If this is the case, Dr. Klassen may recommend placing a metal collar underneath the porcelain on a crown. This provides a favorable healing and cleaning environment for your gum tissue.
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Klassen will talk with you about implants and implant crowns. An implant is a titanium screw that will act as an artificial root in your mouth. The implant is placed by an oral surgeon. Once the implant screw has been fully integrated into your jaw bone, Dr. Klassen will fabricate an implant crown that will either be cemented or screwed into the implant.
A dental bridge is a prosthesis that is used to replace one or multiple teeth in your mouth. A bridge is cemented into place and relies on neighboring teeth to hold it into place. A dental bridge can be made entirely out of ceramics or can have a metal substructure underneath the porcelain over coat.