Crowns and Bridges
Patients with damaged or decayed teeth often wait longer than they should, to contact their dentist because they believe the problem will clear up on its own or that it won’t get any worse. Unfortunately, most oral health issues worsen the longer they are left untreated. At Classic Smiles Dentistry, our dedicated team has the training to repair damaged teeth and renew oral health, so our patients have the best chance at keeping a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Crowns can be selected for necessity or cosmetic reasons. No matter what the case, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our office at Classic Smiles Dentistry. The dentist will examine your teeth and in some cases will immediately see if a crown is the best option.
Porcelain crowns replace the exterior portion of a tooth to re–establish its original function and to create a natural appearance. They can be sculpted to closely replicate the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice when recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns not only replace the original tooth, but they can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance.
A porcelain bridge is very useful when replacing a couple of teeth that are no longer viable. Dental porcelain is a great product because it can be sculpted to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also very durable, will withstand most natural tooth functions, and can vividly mimic tooth enamel with its glass-like whiteness and translucence, which allows light to penetrate and scatter as it does with natural organic teeth. A dental porcelain bridge is a restoration used to replace between one and three missing teeth. A typical dental bridge is comprised of an artificial tooth, called a pontic, attached to a dental crown on either side. These crowns are placed over the natural teeth adjacent to the gap, providing support for the pontic. Two or, in some cases, three pontics can be attached to the crowns if necessary.
Whichever type of bridge is appropriate for your case, you can expect your bridge to be made from the highest-quality porcelain crafted to Classic Smiles Dentistry’ exacting standards. With proper care, your bridge can last for as long as a decade. Dial (770) 884-7342 for an appointment today!