Crowns (Cups), Bridges, Onlays
Nothing replicates natural enamel and dentin better that porcelain. We construct pure porcelain crowns and onlays for the most natural cosmetic solutions. We avoid the metal alloys as they are responsible for the dark line at the gumline.
Dental crowns should fit on the tooth like a glove and have perfect continuity with the root when cemented in place. They fully replace the visible portion of a tooth but rely on your original root structure for support. They also reffered to as “cups” and can be made of porcelain, metal alloys or a combination of materials.
You may need a crown for:
- restoring a tooth weakend by decay and/or large fillings
- covering misshapen teeth
- holding a bridge in place
- covering an implant with a tooth
Inlays and onlays are porcelain fillings. When a tooth is partially cracked or an old filling is leaking, grinding it down to nubs to place a crown is not the ideal way to restore it. Today onlays are the tooth friendly alternative to crowns.
Bridge is a term used for fixed dental prosthesis. In the bridge there are at least two teeth fitted with a crown and connected with one or two links.