Crowns and Bridges
Dentist in Chesapeake
Crowns, or caps, replace the enamel covering of your tooth. Crowns are custom made for you and can be made out of all porcelain, a combination of metal & porcelain, or all metal. Typically, we recommend all porcelain crowns for any tooth that is visible in your smile and porcelain/metal or all metal crowns on the very back teeth that are not easily visible. If you have ever noticed the dark line at the gum line around an old crown on yourself or someone else, using all porcelain crowns can eliminate that dark shadow line.
You can replace a missing tooth easily with a Porcelain bridge. A dental bridge, sometimes referred to as a fixed partial denture, is anchored permanently to teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Like crowns, a dental bridge can be made out of all porcelain, a combination of metal & porcelain, or all metal. All porcelain bridges are made from tooth colored materials and blend into your smile without the dark lines of metal.