Could Crowns or Bridges Help Me?

June 28, 2016

Have you ever wondered if crowns or bridges could help you?

If you’re looking for information about how crowns and bridges could help you, it’s probably time to speak with a qualified dentist such as can be found on the staff of 1st Choice Dental Care in Marietta, Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA. The professionals with 1st Choice CrownsDental can give you valuable information and advice on options for fixing damaged or decayed teeth or replacing missing teeth.

Depending on your situation, one option your dentist might discuss with you are crowns and bridges. Unlike dentures, both crowns and bridges are permanent prosthetic dental devices. A crown is a prosthetic device that covers a damaged tooth. It is usually made of ceramic, porcelain, or resin, is shaped and colored to look like one of your real teeth and is custom designed and built just for you.

A crown procedure usually takes more than one visit to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will carefully examine and analyze your situation. This usually involves taking an impression of the tooth to be repaired, then preparing that tooth for a crown. The dentist will use that impression to custom design your crown. The dentist will then prepare the tooth for the crown, either by filing it down or adding filling, depending on the need.

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to fill a space caused by a missing tooth or teeth. Like crowns, your dentist will design your bridge specifically to your needs. Also, the dentist will probably do the procedure in more than one visit. The dentist will need to assess your situation and prepare the two teeth to which the permanent bridge will be attached. This usually involves reduction of the anchor teeth to fit crowns to which your dentist will attach your bridge.

Bridge and crown procedures are among the most common, safe, and effective dental procedures done today. For more information about how crowns and bridges could help you, call 1st Choice Dental in Marietta, Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA.