Bonding, Crowns and Bridges


Bonding composite material to an existing tooth is a technique that is often used to fix chipped or cracked teeth, reduce gaps between your teeth or hide discoloration on the surface of your teeth. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the shape and color of your teeth. It comes in different shades to match the natural color of your teeth.

Composite bonds are not as durable as porcelain veneers and crowns, but the bonding procedure is quick does not reduce original structure of the tooth.


Crowns are often placed over a tooth that has been treated either with root canal therapy or a large filling. The crown strengthens the tooth and greatly lessens the potential for future problems with the treated tooth. Crowns allow the creation of a tooth that is perfect in appearance.

A crown is a permanent covering made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold or resin. However, for the most natural appearance, porcelain crowns are the best option.


When a patient loses one or more teeth, one of the ways to replace missing teeth is attaching a bridge that runs from an adjacent healthy tooth over the space of the missing to the next healthy tooth. A bridge is not a removable appliance as it is cemented in.