What Crowns and Bridges Can Do for You

January 23, 2019

Find out the many ways these dental restorations can improve your oral health.

These oral prosthetic devices are designed to restore damaged or missing teeth. So, as you might imagine, there are many adults out dental crownsthere that can benefit from getting dental crowns or bridges from our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, dentists. Here’s how dental crowns and bridges can improve your smile’s appearance and functionality.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a dental cap that is placed over a weak or damaged tooth in order to restore it. A crown can actually provide the tooth with renewed strength and resiliency, while also improving the tooth’s appearance in the process. Crowns are often made from porcelain because this material can be matched to the shade of your smile, making your replacements looks just like the rest of your teeth. Here’s when our Kennesaw and Woodstock, GA, general dentists may recommend getting a dental crown,

  • To protect a weak tooth
  • To preserve the natural tooth structure
  • To replace a large dental filling when it can no longer support the tooth
  • To restore a fractured or cracked tooth
  • To secure a dental bridge into place
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • To restore a tooth after root canal treatment

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is designed to replace one or more missing teeth by filling gaps with false teeth. In order to place a false tooth, dental crowns will need to be cemented over any natural teeth surrounding the gap. Once the crowns are in place, they provide the anchors needed to stabilize and hold the bridge in place. Both crowns and bridges are custom-made, so our dentists will need to take impressions of your smile first to create a dental restoration that offers a precise fit. Once the crown or bridge is made, they will be cemented over the tooth or teeth.

Interested? Give us a call!

Do you want to talk to us about whether your smile could benefit from crowns and bridges? If so, turn to the restorative dental experts at 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA. Call our office today at (678) 293-8773 to learn more.