Crowns & Bridges
Protect your teeth and restore your natural smile.
While we aim to help you prevent many dental issues with your six-month cleanings and checkups, most patients will need a tooth restored at sooner than later. I want to assure you that I utilize only the highest quality dental materials and partner with the best dental labs to provide you with restorations that are durable and also aesthetically pleasing.
WHY DO YOU NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
In the past, you may have had fillings to repair your teeth therefore you may wonder why you require an onlay or crown this time? Both of these options are an ideal way to restore teeth that have large, old restorations that can’t be repaired. Dental crowns also help to strengthen teeth after root canal therapy. These restorations are also recommended to restore a tooth that has been fractured or extensively damaged by decay in a way that a filling can’t fix.
Crowns are designed to adhere to your remaining tooth structure and cover your tooth like a cap. This allows it to encase the entire tooth, so you can eat, chew, brush, and floss with ease again.
Because I use only ceramic porcelain for crowns in Bingham Farms, MI, you can rest assured that your restoration will also seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.
WHY DO YOU NEED A DENTAL BRIDGE?
Missing teeth look unattractive, undermine your self-confidence, and make speaking and chewing uncomfortable. A bridge is a solution for replacing one or multiple missing teeth that are adjacent. It relies on adjacent teeth as anchors for one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle. These teeth support the bridge which will restore the lost function and aesthetics.
There are benefits when choosing a dental bridge such as:
• A bridge is a fixed, long-term solution that can be a better choice for some patients than an appliance that is removable.
• A bridge prevents teeth from drifting into the empty space
• A bridge is a great alternative when we can’t utilize a dental implant.
WHAT IS THE CROWN OR BRIDGE PROCESS?
The process for completing a crown or a bridge is very similar. At first, I will prepare your tooth for your restoration and send my exact specifications for your restoration directly to the dental lab with our Itero digital intraoral scanner. Next, we will fabricate a temporary crown for you to wear while we wait for the dental lab to create your crown or bridge. This process typically takes about two weeks, and then you’ll return to our Bingham Farms dental office to have your restoration permanently cemented.
I know you will love the results we achieve when you choose Detroit Dentist for your crown and bridge restorations. Contact my family dental office today to learn more.