Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain dental crowns are essentially durable coverings placed over a tooth to restore form function and esthetics to teeth that are heavily decayed, damaged, or broken down. Porcelain crowns can be used in a variety of situations including:
- to protect a weak tooth
- to restore a tooth that is already broken or severely worn down
- to hold a dental bridge in place
- to cover a dental implant during the final stage of restoration
Classically crowns have been made of gold or even porcelain fused to a metal substrate. It is now possible to create all-porcelain or even zirconia crowns that are extremely durable and do not compromise esthetics with a dark grey line near the gums.
We use high quality materials developed by companies like Emax, Empress, Bruxzir, and Lava that have the highest standards in esthetics and durability. Once an impression of your teeth has been made, the crown will be custom designed for the most accurate fit. Dr. Mee will take care to precisely color-match the crown to your surrounding teeth which will give the crown a natural appearance.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and is basically two crowns on either side of an empty space that are connected by a false porcelain tooth also know as a pontic. The bridge is permanently cemented in place just like a single unit crown.
Porcelain dental crowns are very effective treatments to restore both form and function to damaged teeth. For more information about porcelain dental crowns, please contact our practice.
New to Citrus View? Our dental practice is located at 5 E Citrus Ave #201, Redlands, CA 92373, on the corner of Citrus Ave and Orange St in beautiful downtown Redlands.
Dr. Mee Affiliations
Dr. Mee is recognized by the California Dental Association®, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry®, the American Dental Association®, the Tri County Dental Society and the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.