Dental crowns also play a role in dental bridges. Crowns fix individual teeth. However, bridges a replace missing teeth by filling the gap with a prosthetic tooth. We make bridges with a high-strength white ceramic called zirconia oxide.
We attach the prosthetic tooth to the crowns to form a dental bridge. To accommodate the bridge, we fit the natural tooth crowns with dental crowns and cement the bridge in place. This creates a one piece prosthetic. The drawbacks to the dental bridge as a tooth replacement solution are that supporting teeth have to be filed down, even if they are healthy and a special technique is required when flossing around the bridge.