Crowns, Bridges, Inlays, & Onlays
Extraordinary Dentisty / Exceptional Care
There are many ways to restore teeth. Often, if the problem is relatively small, a tooth-colored restoration is used to restore the tooth by bonding a white filling directly to the tooth enamel.
However, when a larger portion of the tooth is involved, an inlay, onlay, partial crown, or full crown may be indicated. These are all restorations that are fabricated outside of the mouth and then glued or bonded to the tooth. There are a variety of materials and techniques to accomplish these magnificent restorations, but Dr. Steve's favorite way is using CEREC technology. CEREC, an acronym for ceramic reconstruction, is a very sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system.
Bridges - The loss of a tooth can greatly affect your oral health and personal appearance. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining unsupported teeth can drift, lean, or twist. A dental bridge is made of several crowns connected to each other in order to replace one or more missing teeth. This procedure helps prevent the shifting and turning of your teeth, while restoring your smile and your ability to chew.
The bridge spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch.
Together, the replacement teeth and crowns are fabricated and placed in the mouth as one non-removable unit called a fixed bridge.