Dental crowns are used to improve or restore a tooth’s size, strength, shape, or general appearance. The crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over an existing tooth and fully covers the visible portion above the gum.
You may be in need of a dental crown to:
Dental Crowns Used At Oregon Smile Care Center
We offer many different types of dental crowns at Oregon Smile Care Center, and Dr. Hanson is confident in each and every one of them! These crown options include:
e.max crowns are a type of ceramic dental crowns that are used across the country by many different dentists. They are preferred because they are known to be more durable and have superior aesthetic properties. These crowns are considered a breakthrough in dental crown technology because of their uncanny ability to look like your natural teeth combined with outstanding long-lasting qualities. The best part about e.max crowns is that there is no metal present in the crown. This is significant because there is no chance of there being a black line in between your tooth and gums that often shows in metal crowns.
Porcelain crowns are perhaps the most popular type of b because they most closely match the color of your natural teeth. They are also highly durable and can last several years, even decades, before they need to be replaced. They are easily shaped to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Zirconium crowns are widely used because of their extreme durability. Having a zirconium crown placed means that you want to have a crown that is supremely functional without the threat of breaking.
These are an ideal choice for front teeth crowns because the color can easily be matched to your natural teeth. In some cases these type of dental crowns may wear down, so Dr. Hanson may suggest another type of dental crown for you depending on your situation. All-ceramic crowns are the perfect solution for those who may have allergies to certain types of metal.
Dental Bridges At Oregon Smile Care Center
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. Dr. Hanson will start with two dental crowns on each side of the bridge, placing those on the natural surrounding teeth (known as abutment teeth). That step is followed by bridging the gap with false teeth. The false teeth are made from e.max, zirconia, and porcelain crowns. Dental bridges are used to:
The types of bridges that we use at Oregon Smile Care Center include:
These are the most common types of dental bridges used by dentists across the country. They require abutment teeth on either side of the bridge just like most other bridges, and the false teeth are usually made from porcelain.
This type of dental bridge is used when there are gaps on one or both sides of a tooth. After we place your bridge, we will fill the gaps.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
These bridges are made up of plastic teeth and gums that are supported by a metal frame. Metal pieces on each side of the bridge are fused to existing teeth to keep the bridge in place.