Dental crowns have evolved over the years. They used to be made primarily of gold, but now we have all-porcelain crowns that provide strength and esthetics.
A dental bridge can be an optimal option to replace one or more missing teeth. It requires a supporting tooth on either side of the space to hold the bridge. In simple terms, a dental bridge is three or more crowns fused together side by side; the middle crowns replace the missing teeth.
There are different types of materials and porcelains available for dental crowns and bridges, which range from the more esthetic layered porcelain crowns to the highly durable zirconia crowns, and hybrids which have a metal substructure. Dr. Maria Bustamante’s extensive training and knowledge will ensure that the material of choice fits your dental, cosmetic, and functional needs.