If you are missing one or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a non-removable dental restoration. They are typically used to protect weak teeth and restore broken teeth. Most crowns we install are porcelain and look like tooth enamel, so you won't have to worry about your smile being negatively affected. The dental bridge is cemented in place, which is custom made to fit your smile and is placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the missing tooth. Typically this procedure requires only two visits to complete. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to:
• Restore your ability to speak, eat, and chew
• Alleviate excess stress on your bite
• Improve the shape of your face
• Replace partial dentures
• Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting
• Enhance your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for you. For more information, please call or visit us today to discuss the benefits of dental crowns and bridges in more detail. You can count on Hilton Dental Clinic to improve your smile and protect your teeth.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that is needed for a number of circumstances. The most common use of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; the porcelain will be matched to the natural shade of your tooth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
• To protect a tooth following root canal
• To anchor and attach a dental bridge
• To cover and complete a dental implant
• To enhance the beauty of your smile
• To strengthen fractured tooth
• To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!