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Tell Me About Dental Crowns and Bridges!

December 27, 2015

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Crowns — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 7:32 am

Another name for a dental crown is a tooth ‘cap’.  Made out of a variety of materials including porcelain and gold, a dental crown covers and protects and/or changes the shape of the tooth or implant below it.  A dental bridge is composed of at least two dental crowns affixed to teeth or implants, and additional crown(s) and used to replace missing teeth. Dental Crowns […]

Smile Naturally Again!

December 17, 2015

Smile Naturally Again! Why is it that these days you can’t tell whether someone’s terrific smile is a gift of nature or has been revitalized by dentistry? 

Precision Partials and Bridges Can Be Good Tooth Replacement Options!

August 27, 2015

If you have teeth that are damaged or missing, then you’re familiar with the challenges these may present. You may not be able to eat some of your favorite foods, many of which might be key ingredients of a nutritious diet. Missing or broken teeth may make speaking difficult in both professional and social settings. You may even be reluctant to smile. And whether you […]

Born Without Lateral incisors? You have Options For Replacing These Teeth!

December 4, 2014

Born Without Lateral incisors? You have Options For Replacing These Teeth! One of the most common teeth to be missing is the upper lateral incisor.  (The most common missing tooth is one or more of the wisdom teeth)  Because a lateral incisor is in the front of the mouth, it is almost always an aesthetic concern when it is not present.  There are many treatment […]

Missing Teeth? Crowns and/or Bridges May Be Your Solution!

May 9, 2014

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Crowns,Dental or Tooth Bridge — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 10:00 pm

So What Is The Difference Between Crowns and Bridges? This is a good question and asked by many.  The term ‘crown‘ is used for a ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth to make it stronger, modify the shape or color of a tooth.  Crowns are often needed when a tooth is broken down and there is not enough support for just a ‘filling’. If […]

An All-Porcelain Bridge and Porcelain Veneers Bring Beauty to This Smile

April 23, 2012

Cosmetic Dentistry including porcelain veneers and an all-porcelain bridge brings healthy beauty to this smile. Our patient was unhappy with her smile.  Her right lateral incisor tipped towards her lip and she was not happy with the color and shape of the other front teeth.  Additionally, the tipped incisor was loose and had almost no root remaining – see adjacent xray.  We were able to restore […]