Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are sometimes called caps. They cover teeth to restore them to their appropriate size, shape, and strength after large fillings, fractures, or weakening forces such as intense grinding. In addition to restoring single teeth, crowns are used to attach fixed bridges, top dental implants, and cover teeth that are too discolored for whitening. Crowns can be made of various restorative materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. We prefer porcelain because it is the most natural looking.
Dental bridges do exactly what their name implies: bridge gaps left by one or multiple missing teeth. The two teeth on either side of the gap to be bridged serve as anchor teeth. A crown is put on each anchor tooth to attach the bridge. Fixed bridges can be supported by natural teeth with crowns on top, or by implant-supported crowns.
We take a lot of pride in our restorations, such as crowns and bridges. We put all of our trust into the artists at Burch Laboratories, who create not only beautiful and custom-made restorations; they also make them to last! Bill Burch is always willing to make a visit to the office if your restoration requires a little more customization. He is sure to match shade, comfort and design; nobody will be able to tell it's not a natural tooth!