Crowns & Bridges
A common solution to fixing a patient’s tooth is placing a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that slips over the patient’s tooth and is secured in place with cementing chemicals. Crowns can be made from precious metals or ceramic materials, or a combination of both. Modern crowns match natural teeth, making it difficult for people to know that you have a replacement tooth.
Bridges are very similar to crowns, except they serve an additional purpose. Bridges replace missing gaps in your arch. To fix a gap created by a lost tooth, a dentist will reduce the teeth on both sides of the gap and then place a bridge that connects the two teeth and the in-between space as one unit.
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is a highly aesthetic, strong material that can be used to create crowns and bridges. It is the most prescribed brand of full-contour zirconia and has a proven record of success in patients around the world.