Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers
Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers are 3 options that you should consider when you are looking to improve your smile. These services have the ability to repair teeth, straighten, replace, and even whiten your existing teeth! If you have questions about any of these treatments, our Doctors will be happy to sit down and discuss your individual treatment options and what would be best for your smile.
Crowns are tooth-shaped covers or "caps" that are placed over teeth to improve appearance, restore strength and shape, or cover a dental implant. Materials for crowns include metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, or porcelain fused to ceramic.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. A bridge consists of crowns placed on the teeth located on either side of the missing tooth spaces with a false tooth or teeth connected in the middle, bridging the gap between the two teeth. Bridges can help restore a full smile, as well as the ability to chew and speak properly.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the tooth, changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or from resin composite materials. Here at John L. Gravitte D.D.S., P.A., our team will work with you to decide the best choice of veneer material for you.