If damaged teeth or gaps in your smile have you feeling down, dental crowns and bridges may be the answer you seek to restore your smile and feel great about your appearance once again. Find out if crowns and bridges are right for you with Green Bay Family Dental Center in Green Bay, WI.
What is a crown?
A crown fits over a tooth’s natural structure to protect and strengthen it. This tooth-shaped dental restoration made from porcelain plays a crucial role in repairing teeth damaged by decay or trauma. A dental crown can change the appearance of a tooth that is heavily yellowed or discolored. Additionally, a dental crown can help restore your mouth’s bite to make chewing easier and more effective.
What is a dental bridge?
A bridge helps close the gap left behind by a missing tooth between two healthy teeth. Similar to crowns, a dental laboratory carves the dental bridge from porcelain based on a model of your mouth to ensure a natural fit and look. Two dental crowns on either side of the bridge hold it in place, using the surrounding natural teeth as an anchor.
How can crowns and bridges help me?
If you have missing teeth alongside teeth which are broken, have a large filling, are misshapen or have undergone root canal therapy, crowns and bridges can work together to renew your smile and strengthen your mouth’s functionality. Your dentist can help you determine if crowns and bridges are the best options for you using a physical examination and, if necessary, imaging techniques like x-rays.
Crowns and Bridges in Green Bay, WI
Crowns and bridges have similar preparation and placement processes. During both procedures, your dentist prepares the tooth or teeth to receive the crown by removing parts of enamel from its sides and top. The tooth now fits snugly into the crown to ensure the proper bond which will hold the crown or bridge permanently in place. Your dentist then uses dental cement to affix the restoration to your tooth.
For more information on crowns and bridges, please contact Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono at Green Bay Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI. Call (920) 432-2961 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!