Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges can be effective solutions for rejuvenating both the form and the function of your teeth. Missing or severely damaged teeth can not only impact the appearance of a smile, but they can make simple tasks such as eating or speaking a challenge. Dental crowns are designed to restore a tooth that has been compromised from damage or decay, and bridges are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Bonded securely to your natural teeth, crowns and bridges can give you a permanent restoration that is fully functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. If you suffer from missing teeth or teeth that are extremely damaged, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Schultz, can help determine if you are a good candidate for crowns or bridges. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
For patients with broken, decayed, or extremely worn teeth, dental crowns can restore the natural shape and shade of the tooth. The benefits of dental crowns can include:
- Strengthening a weak tooth
- Repairing the tooth’s shape
- Improving the color of a tooth
- Restoring the ability to chew and speak with ease
During the dental crown procedure, Dr. Schultz will first prepare the tooth, take an impression to create your custom crown, and then fix a temporary restoration in place. Once your custom crown is returned from the lab, Dr. Schultz can affix the crown to the affected tooth for a permanent restoration that is beautiful and blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
For patients with missing teeth, a dental bridge can serve as a cost effective way to restore the form and function of your smile. Sometimes used as an alternative to partial dentures or other removable appliances, dental bridges can replace a single tooth or several adjacent missing teeth with a permanent restoration that feels comfortable and secure. Since the bridge is used to span the area of missing teeth, it is essential that the adjacent teeth are healthy enough to support the restoration.
During the dental bridge procedure, Dr. Schultz will first prepare the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth so your bridge can be bonded into place. After taking an impression of your mouth, Dr. Schultz will give you a temporary bridge to wear while your customized bridge is being designed and fabricated. Once your custom bridge is returned from the lab, Dr. Schultz can secure the new bridge in place, providing you with a natural looking, fully functional smile.
To discover if you could benefit from a dental crown or bridge, please contact our office today for a free consultation.