The placement of crowns, bridges, and veneers is known as fixed prosthodontics.
This is opposed to the field of complete dentures and partials known as removable prosthodontics.
Most Fixed Prosthodontic procedures require two visits. At your first visit we will prepare your tooth by removing tooth structure to facilitate retention and strength for your restoration. We will then make an impression of your teeth to send to our dental laboratory artist. Finally we will construct and cement a custom temporary restoration to protect your tooth until your final restoration returns from the lab.
In modern dentistry there are many treatment materials options for any tooth that needs a fixed restoration. The main factors in selection include; durability and esthetics.
The best combination of durability and esthetics are "Lava" or zirconia crowns.
Porcelain fused to metal remains the most popular crown and bridge choice due to it's high strength and high esthetic value.
While one of the oldest types of crowns, gold crowns remain many dentists' favorite material due to their great longevity and durability.