Metal-free crowns and bridges are aesthetic and durable restorations for missing, broken or cracked teeth which entirely cover or “cap” damaged teeth and improve their appearance and function. The newer metal-free crowns and bridges eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns and can also be placed on top of an implant. Metal-free bridges may be fixed or removable.
Dental crowns are recommended when the teeth having widespread damaged fillings, or when part of the tooth is missing. When a tooth is missing, a crown will be attached to a titanium screw implanted in the jaw—this is what is normally referred to as an implant. Exactly like your original teeth in appearance, crowns have the advantage of being extremely strong. The ceramic metal-free crown restorations offer superior aesthetics and functionality.
A metal-free bridge of several teeth is like a group of crowns anchored together. Titanium rods are also implanted, but it does not require an implant for each tooth. Three or four teeth can be anchored to two implants for support. This is less expensive than using an implant for each tooth. These implants are strong enough to support the biting force of several teeth anchored together.