Bridges and crowns are great solutions for damaged or missing teeth. Better Dentistry takes pride in manufacturing crowns and bridges right here in our Durham dental offices. Our state-of-the-art dental technology helps us to perform bridge and crown procedures more efficiently and quickly.
A dental crown is used when an existing tooth is too damaged for regular dental procedures. It covers the tooth completely to protect the tooth from fracture or further damage. A crown can cover a dental implant and replace the missing or damaged tooth, but it looks a lot like your natural tooth. Usually consisting of porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or acrylic, crowns can be made to match the color of your teeth.
Crowns are important for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Damaged teeth can affect your health and can also be embarrassing when smiling or talking to people. Crowns can restore your smile back to a healthy and natural appearance, boosting both your confidence and health.
We care about giving our patients Better dental care, which is why we use the latest technology to manufacture our own crowns in our Durham dental offices. This allows for many crown procedures to be performed in only one visit, and no worries about dealing with a temporary crown.
Bridges are used when there are multiple teeth missing in a row. A bridge is created when crowns are placed on both sides of the missing tooth or teeth. The end crowns are the support for the crown (or crowns) in the middle. We craft many of the bridges in our office so they appear as natural as your original teeth. We also cover care and maintenance regimens for your crown or bridge to keep them looking natural and healthy.
Missing teeth can cause a lot of issues with everyday activities. Bridges can help with your ability to chew properly, speak correctly, and can help your face keep a proper shape – preventing facial collapse. Without a bridge, teeth may move from their proper position into the gap between your teeth, which only leads to further oral health difficulties. Talk to our Durham dental implant specialists about the importance of bridges.