Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges Boulder, CO

Tooth Repair & Restoration

Patient's smile before and after addressing his misshaped toothThanks to the advancement of dental technology, dental crowns and dental bridges can now be made so as to be undetectable. In the past, crowns required a metal core (for strength) and then the porcelain was baked onto it. The problem with these crowns and bridges is that the metal is opaque — that is, it doesn’t let light pass through it. That’s why these crowns look unnatural — the dark line is visible at the gum line. In a natural tooth, some of the light is absorbed by the tooth, and some is reflected. Because the porcelain crowns are translucent, they mimic a natural tooth and blend in beautifully.

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