Dental Crowns & Bridges
When you have a missing or broken tooth, it impacts your daily life in many significant ways.
A compromised tooth not only affects your appearance, but it can also impact the way you talk and how well you can eat and enjoy your food. Losing or breaking a tooth may also cause you to feel less confident about your smile.
Your Willoughby, OH dentist offers several great solutions for replacing or restoring a tooth, including dental crowns and bridges.
The Advantages of Restoring Your Tooth with a Dental Crown
A cracked or broken tooth also affects your dental health and could end up impacting other teeth which are compensating taking the workload that they were not designed for. Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been fractured or decayed more than a dental filling can repair. A filling is designed to restore a small hole or section of your tooth, while a crown covers the whole structure down to the gum line, giving you a brand new tooth. A dental crown ensures that you still enjoy the same function when you’re chewing while complementing your smile with a beautiful porcelain restoration that closely matches your other teeth.
When Is a Dental Bridge Necessary?
Dental implants can replace missing teeth; however, for patients who don’t want to choose surgery, a dental bridge might be a good solution. If you have one or more missing teeth, a bridge fills in space with prosthetic teeth that are attached to dental crowns placed on your healthy teeth.
A top dental lab makes your bridge using high-quality ceramic porcelain, so it blends with your smile, keeps your surrounding teeth from drifting, and allows you to chew and eat food with ease again.
What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Crown or Bridge?
Whether you are getting a dental crown or bridge, it is actually a similar process that requires two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth used to make a temporary and final restoration for your tooth. You’ll wear the temporary crown or bridge while you wait for a trusted dental lab to handcraft your new restoration.
The second appointment occurs one to two weeks later when your final crown or bridge is completed and placed permanently. Now you'll be able to smile with confidence again!
Maintaining your crown or bridge is simple with consistent daily brushing and flossing and routine checkups every six months with your dentist. Keeping your anchor crowns clean and healthy is the key to adding longevity to your bridge.
At Snyder & Winks Dental, we provide high-quality dental crowns and bridges at our dental offices in Highland Heights and Willoughby, OH. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help give you your smile back.