Restore the Appearance of Your Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are used to address common dental concerns that can arise, including damaged or extracted teeth. With the help of Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales and her team at Your Smile Dental Wellness Center in McDonough, Georgia, they are available to restore the smile when problems occur. Whether you need to replace a missing tooth or strengthen a tooth with a deep and large cavity, we can help with fixed dental bridges and dental caps.
What are dental crowns and bridges?
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.
The dental crown is a “cap” made of porcelain to match the patient’s existing teeth. The crown is bonded over a prepared tooth to offer protection, strength, and improved appearance to the tooth it covers. A dental bridge is a restoration used when patients are missing teeth. The bridge uses a false tooth called a pontic fused between dental crowns to create a single unit. This restoration is bonded over implants or surrounding teeth to “bridge the gap” that is left behind after tooth loss or extraction.
When are dental crowns and bridges used?
Our team may suggest dental crowns when teeth are severely decayed, weakened by root canal therapy, or broken. Additionally, patients with large fillings may cover a tooth with a dental crown to restore the appearance.
On the other hand, dental bridges are used by dentists to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is lost or extracted, it leaves behind it a space where it used to reside. Dental bridges replace a single tooth or even several teeth in a row by creating a “bridge” that utilizes the adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridges are fixed in place and may be supported by an implant or surrounding natural tooth. It is not removable, making it a more permanent option when compared with partial dentures.
Call to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales
If you reside in or around the area of McDonough, GA, and are troubled by missing or damaged teeth, call (770) 727-3378 to request an appointment at 854 Hampton Road and learn more about dental crowns and bridges. We are open to new and established patients in our office.