Porcelain Crowns and Bridges


Why is a Crown needed? A crown is a porcelain restoration that strengthens and restores your tooth back to its natural appearance. When your tooth has become weakened, it affects both your appearance and your chewing function.

Completely surrounding the tooth with the edges fitting tightly to your gum line, crowns will rebuild your tooth, correct poor spacing, and cover imperfections. A two-appointment process is needed and natural, provisional temporaries will be applied.

Dr. Spencer is also highly trained in computerized dentistry and utilizes the CEREC 3D® system, which provides a full ceramic crown often in just one appointment. An evaluation will be made to determine if you are a candidate for this type of crown.

What is an implant? An implant is a man-made tooth root that fuses with the jawbone. A crown is then placed over this root to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement. This process also prevents the adjacent teeth on both sides of the implant from being reduced to accommodate a bridge.

What is a Bridge? A bridge will restore the shape, contour and function where teeth are missing. Replacement tooth or teeth are fused crowns that permanently cover the adjacent natural teeth, when dental implants are not an option. There are several types of bridges used to restore the teeth. Dr. Spencer will provide a thorough evaluation and discuss your options before your first appointment.