Crowns, Bridges & Veneers
A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Crowns are available in highly esthetic materials, such as Zirconia, that are very durable, and are virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth color.
Why might I need a crown?
To replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
To cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
To protect a weak tooth from fracturing
To restore a fractured tooth
To attach a bridge
To cover a dental implant
To cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. In order to make a bridge, the two adjacent teeth are prepared for crowns, and an artificial tooth is bonded where the space is located. A replacement tooth is attached to the crowns. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Bridges are used less than in the past due to implant technology which allows the replacement of a missing tooth.
Veneers, as the name implies, are a covering or facing that
is bonded to teeth for a variety of purposes, including closing a space between teeth, or for cosmetically re-contouring teeth when they are poorly positioned, or discolored. Veneers can be made in a dental laboratory, and are generally fabricated of porcelain; they tend to have the best aesthetics. Veneers can also be fabricated directly in the mouth by the dentist , using composite resin. This method can provide acceptable aesthetics, and at a lower cost.
Dental Care of Cuba
18 Center St.
Cuba, NY 14727
Phone: (585) 968-8400
Monday: 8:20am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8:20am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8:20am - 5pm
Thursday: 8:20am - 5pm
Friday: 8:20am - 4pm