Lexington Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns

Crowns Before
Crowns After
Actual Patient of Dr. Arnold

The most common crown restoration placed today utilizes a metal lining covered with porcelain. These types of restorations are not as natural in appearance because light is not able to pass through porcelain-metal crowns as it does with a natural tooth. The result is an opaque or flat-looking tooth. Often, these types of traditional crowns leave a dark or gray line next to the gumline. Our talented team is proud to offer a natural-looking alternative: all-ceramic, non-metal crowns! With these newer restorations, you will notice the "lifelike" appearance that mimics natural teeth and does not produce the black gumline so common with porcelain-metal crowns.

 

Dental Bridges

Bridges Before
Bridges After
Actual Patient of Dr. Arnold

Bridges are one method to fill a gap created by a missing tooth (or teeth). A bridge is connected to the teeth on either side of the gap with a natural-looking porcelain tooth in between. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used to support the bridge.

Types of Dental Bridges

Bridges are available at the cosmetic dentistry center in several types depending on the needs of the patient and the health of the supporting teeth:

Traditional Dental Bridge

This type of bridge consists of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a natural-looking porcelain tooth in between.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

This type of bridge is used when there are teeth on only one side of the gap in the mouth.

Resin Bonded Dental Bridge

This type of bridge is made up of a porcelain false tooth, which is connected to the adjacent teeth that are prepared very little or none at all. This bridge is very conservative.