What is a crown?
A crown (also known as a cap) is made outside of the mouth in a dental laboratory and is used to repair a broken, fractured, or weakened tooth. It restores strength back to your tooth and is a reliable way to return teeth back to form and function. At Applewood Dental in Wheat Ridge, we use a Lakewood Colorado lab that we are in regular communication with.
What are crowns made of?
There a variety of materials used to make crowns including gold, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), solid zirconia, a variety of ceramics, and layered porcelain. Whether we are looking for a tooth colored material, a more conservative, or a stronger material, we will take our time to discuss which option is best for your situation.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth by linking two or more natural or implant teeth on either end of the missing tooth with lab-made crowns, and attaching a lab made tooth in the area of the missing tooth. A bridge is permanently cemented and not removed at night.
If you are interested in replacing missing teeth, we are dedicated to educating you with your options and are here to answer any questions or concerns at Applewood Dental in Wheat Ridge.