How can a fixed bridge replace a missing tooth?

Chewing surface of a bridge

I just love the idea of family heirlooms. Heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation. My wife has her grandmothers china from the 1920s, and on special occasions, we set the table. A beautiful white set, with a green leafy theme, and gold trim around the rim. We also have a china set that we purchased when we were married.  Four kids and 30 plus years later, as you can imagine, we have a few bowls and cups that have broken, and are missing.  A few years back I remember scouring the internet and searching eBay.  It was so satisfying, whenever I could find a match, that we could purchase to add to our set. Do you have a … Continue reading →

IPS e.max Before/After photos.

This is an "after" photo showing how beautiful a restored tooth looks like with e.max.

New, better and improved!!!   Traditionally when a crown was needed where aesthetics and strength were a concern, porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns were our #1 choice.  The strength came from the metal, and the porcelain stacked on top of the metal gave the crown it’s tooth color.  PFM crowns get their strength from the underlying metal.  Unfortunately, as the crown ages, the metal can show, or on a bright sunny day, when the light hits the tooth, you can see the difference.   Have you ever noticed a tooth that has a “grey line” along the gum line?  That may be the metal showing through underneath the porcelain. IPS e.max Crowns We now have another option to offer … Continue reading →