Dental Crowns & Bridges

Crowns are permanent ‘caps’ shaped like natural teeth. Usually ceramic for front teeth and porcelain or gold for molars, crowns are custom-made to perfectly fit your tooth. Gold crowns can be gold or silver in appearance.

What Is A Crown?

If your teeth are weakened or damaged by decay or fillings, crowns add strength and improve the look of your smile.

Crowns are permanent ‘caps’ shaped like natural teeth. Usually ceramic for front teeth and porcelain or gold for molars, crowns are custom-made to perfectly fit your tooth. Gold crowns can be gold or silver in appearance.

Newer ceramic crowns look like porcelain crowns and are strong enough to be used in all areas of the mouth. These blend seamlessly with your teeth and avoid unsightly black lines forming around the margin of the crown.

What Is A Bridge?

If you have missing teeth, a bridge can be used to fill the space with natural-looking replacement teeth. Dentures or implants may also be recommended by your dentist.

As well as improving the appearance of your smile, bridges help prevent common problems arising from missing teeth, such as bite misalignment, tilting teeth and sagging facial muscles. On average, bridges may last for ten years and even longer.

Made of porcelain and/or metal, the replacement teeth in bridges are designed to match the color of your natural teeth.

There are many bridge designs. In most bridges, false teeth are attached to your natural teeth on either side of the space. This illustration shows a typical bridge, where natural teeth on either side of the space are specially prepared for crowns to fit on top. These crowns are permanently attached to a false tooth in the center.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does dental insurance cover crowns?
Dental insurance will cover crowns whenever they are necessary. However, it is always best to check with your health care provider first. Make sure you have a conversation with your dental health insurance to find out what costs they will cover when it comes to oral care.
Why do you need a crown?
A dental crown is usually needed to protect a weak tooth from breaking or holding together parts of a cracked tooth. It is an ideal restorative option that will repair the functionality of your teeth and transform the look of your smile. If your teeth have been severely worn down, then opt for dental crowns from ISCAJA Dental today.
How to maintain a dental crown?
Maintaining a dental crown is as easy as caring for your normal set of teeth. First, resume your everyday oral health routine, ensuring to brush twice a day and floss regularly. In addition, you should be visiting your dentist at least every six months for a routine check-up and booking professional cleans.