Dental Crowns & Bridges

CROWNS: A crown covers a tooth in order to strengthen and restore it to its normal shape and size.  Dr. Larson only uses materials with long-lasting benefits to our patients – porcelain, metal, or a combination. Crowns can:

  • support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure
  • provide strength and support to a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy
  • protect weak teeth from fracturing
  • restore fractured teeth
  • attach a bridge


BRIDGE: A fixed bridge, usually made of gold (or porcelain-faced gold), is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge:

  • consists of abutments (sound teeth or crowns) and the span (a metal framework with artificial teeth)
  • helps create a normal bite, and restores normal chewing function
  • prevents stress on the dental arch to avert drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth
  • inhibits decay in difficult areas and slows the onset of periodontal diseases.