Dental Crowns and Bridges Restore Your Smile
When teeth become damaged, lose function, or are missing, dental crowns and bridges are common restoration options. Many times, the cause of oral pain is a damaged or infected tooth. After receiving treatment, the tooth structure will need to be protected from further damage and restored to provide function. Additionally, if you are missing several teeth in a row, your facial appearance may change and it can become difficult to eat. Our dental crowns and bridges solve these issues and provide a beautiful, natural appearance.
Dental crowns are a very common restoration and they have many different uses and functions. We can provide you with high-quality ceramic or porcelain crowns that look and function just like your natural teeth. If you have a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to protect it from further harm, restore color and appearance, and allow you to use it as normal without discomfort. We also commonly use crowns to restore a tooth after a root canal has been performed. This protects the tooth structure and the treated area from further damage. When you have dental implants placed, a dental crown will need to be created to look like your natural teeth. This will cover the abutment piece of an implant and provide all the chewing functionality and aesthetic appearance you have been missing.
If you are missing several teeth in a row, dental bridges can span the gap of missing teeth and provide you with form and function again. A bridge is a collection of dental crowns that are attached together to form one solid restoration piece. Usually attached to abutment teeth, bridges can prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth into the area where teeth are missing. You will be able to bite and chew with them as normal and the teeth will look natural in your smile. Many patients choose this as an option before getting dental implants placed.
Technology and Experience Combined
In order to custom create these crowns and bridges to your smile, we take digital impressions of your teeth and bite. Using our state-of-the-art 3M™ True Definition Scanner, we can capture the form of your jaw and bite without the need for goopy, gag-inducing impressions. We will use this detailed image and have a trusted, skilled dental lab create your crown or bridge. Once created, our skilled dentists will place it in your mouth, restoring the bite, structure and appearance of your smile. Our doctors ensure that your bite will feel normal and your smile will look seamless with the placement of your crowns or bridge.