Most often crowns (commonly referred to as “caps”) are used to give support and strength to a weak or fragile tooth when there is not enough tooth structure left to support a large filling. This is common with broken teeth or large cavities. Our crowns are made locally in one of several dental laboratories and are typically made with porcelain that is matched to your existing tooth color for a natural look.
One option to replace a missing tooth is to use a bridge. A bridge is a permanent restoration that utilizes the teeth on either side of a missing tooth to support an artificial tooth. It is cemented in place, similar to a crown, and is not removable (except by a dentist). Our local dental labs make bridges that appear natural and match your surrounding teeth.