Crown & Bridge Treatment Can Revitalize Your Smile
Dental crowns and bridges are two types of custom-fitted prosthetic restorations used by our dentist at Battle Creek Family Dental in Springfield to restore our patients’ smiles.
What are dental crowns & dental bridges?
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, fit over an existing tooth to improve its strength and enhance its appearance. A dental bridge spans the gap that one or more missing teeth create. They are supported by crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the space created by a missing tooth.
How are crowns and bridges placed?
Crowns are typically placed over a single tooth, while bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. For both crowns and bridges, our dentist will first reshape your tooth (or teeth) by removing some of the enamel to make room for the crown. Next, impressions will be taken to create a custom-made prosthetic to restore your smile. Once your restoration is made, we’ll check its fit before bonding it securely in place.
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
In addition to restoring strength and stability to your smile, these restorations also improve chewing and speaking function, boost smiling confidence, and prevent teeth-shifting issues that arise when a tooth is extracted. Furthermore, these prosthetics help maintain your facial volume, which is impacted after tooth removal.
Is everyone a candidate for crowns and bridges?
Patients with a cracked, chipped, discolored, or weakened tooth may be ideal candidates for a dental crown, while those with one or more missing teeth may benefit from a dental bridge. Of course, it’s important that you undergo a thorough assessment to confirm your candidacy for these restorations.
Contact us today at Battle Creek Family Dentistry and learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and bridges! We look forward to restoring your smile!
Contact Battle Creek Family Dentistry About Crown & Bridge Treatment
- Restore tooth strength and stability
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Avoid issues with teeth shifting that arise after tooth extraction
- Maintain your facial shape
- Prioritize your smile!