Dental Crowns & Bridges
DENTAL CROWNS & DENTAL BRIDGES
Tooth Repair & Restoration
Dental crowns and dental bridges are two tooth repair & restoration options available at our Boulder, CO office. Dental crowns are used to cover and protect a damaged or decayed tooth, while dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. This procedure can help restore your smile back to its original beauty and function!
Thanks to the advancement of dental technology, dental crowns, and dental bridges can now be made 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 are reflected. Because the porcelain crowns are translucent, they mimic a natural tooth and blend in beautifully.