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By Green Bay Family Dental
March 24, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Discover the benefits of getting dental crowns and bridges for your smile.

Accidents happen! Yes, even to your smile. Whether you are dealing with extensive decay, or a cracked or broken tooth, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve (pediatric dentist) and Dr. Eric Ulve (general dentist) at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, is here to tell you how getting dental crowns and bridges could turn your smile around.

What are crowns and bridges?

These fixed dental restorations are custom-made just for you. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to improve its function and appearance while a dental bridge is used to fill gaps and replace one or more missing teeth.

Why might I get a crown?

A crown is a very versatile restoration that can be used to protect a tooth from further damage. A tooth weakened by decay, infection, or trauma can often benefit from getting a crown. A crown will surround the tooth and provide a stronger and more durable outer layer of protection.

A crown may be recommended if you have a cracked, fractured, or broken tooth, if you have a tooth that is badly misshapen or discolored, or if you just underwent root canal therapy.

When are dental bridges needed?

A dental bridge is a fixed oral prosthetic that is designed to replace a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. A bridge uses two dental crowns, which are placed over healthy teeth on both sides of the gap. The bridge, which contains false teeth, will be fused with the crowns to anchor the artificial teeth in the middle.

Dental crowns and bridges offer an array of benefits, from treating tooth loss and filling gaps left behind by missing teeth, to protecting teeth from further damage and improving the aesthetics of your smile. 

Do you want to know more about dental crowns, bridges, and other restorative dentistry options we offer? If so, all you have to do is call Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve (pediatric dentist) and Dr. Eric Ulve (general dentist) at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI. You can reach our office at 920-432-2961.

By Green Bay Family Dental
December 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

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 dental crownssmile 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!

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