Whether it is a decayed tooth or one that is missing, you need a form of treatment that will repair the problem and restore your smile. At Pinnacle Dental, we are pleased to offer dental crowns and fixed bridges – both of which are safe and effective methods of restorative treatment. For decades, patients have relied on these common restorations to protect and rebuild smiles. While traditional amalgam was once the only material used to create crowns and bridges, our team offers a more aesthetically pleasing solution with tooth-colored materials. To find out if you qualify for a dental crown or bridge, contact our team to schedule an appointment.
A dental crown is also known as a “cap,” and is designed to provide ample protection for a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged. Custom-made to match the color, size and shape of your natural tooth, it fits comfortably over your weakened tooth and is cemented into place.
Dental crowns are most commonly used if you have a cracked, chipped, broken or fractured tooth. They’re also put into place if a cavity has spread and cannot be sufficiently fixed with a tooth-colored filling alone, or you recently underwent dental implant placement or root canal therapy.
While there are many forms of tooth replacement treatment available, dental bridges make it possible to restore your smile without surgical intervention. A dental bridge consists of three or more fused dental crowns that are created by lab technicians. Much like dental crowns, these restorations are crafted using the size, shape and color specifications of your natural teeth.
After filing down the teeth on either side of your gap, the prosthetic is cemented into place with the two outer crowns fitting over the anchoring teeth and the interior crown resting on top of your gums. This creates a beautiful, blended appearance that can last years with proper care and maintenance.
Teeth left untreated will only worsen in time, so by seeing our team at Pinnacle Dental for necessary treatment, you are already reaping the benefits of being proactive in caring for your oral health. No matter if you need a dental crown or fixed bridge, you can expect to experience outstanding results once put into place.
A dental crown will not only improve your appearance and better protect your weakened tooth from future re-infection or damage, but it will also make it possible to chew and speak with ease once again.
Your decision to fill in the gaps of your smile with a fixed bridge will ensure your bite force is evenly distributed, your natural, healthy teeth do not shift out of place, and your aesthetics are more beautiful than before.