Crowns and bridges are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong. Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed. If you have further questions about dental crowns or bridges please feel free to contact Dr. Newton for a consultation.
Straight teeth make for a beautiful smile. More importantly, teeth that come together properly are more likely to last you a lifetime.
When a tooth gets severely damaged it can ruin your otherwise beautiful smile. We use the latest technologies and best materials to make a crown that restores your natural looking smile.
Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. Implants are a great solution to help restore the look and function of your teeth.