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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.
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. This common dental restoration may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown. It encases a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. Dentists today have a variety of conservative treatment options through which to restore teeth. If possible, these options should be explored and discussed before selecting the full coverage crown. Dentists Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, offer treatment options for patients of all ages so that your entire family's dental needs can all be met in one place.
If tooth decay or damage is so extensive that veneers, direct composite bonding or other conservative treatments aren’t viable treatment options — or if you have undergone root canal therapy — your dentist will consult with you about dental crowns. Whether used to restore a damaged tooth or to create a lifelike tooth replacement for an implant, crowns can be fabricated in dental laboratories or in your dentist’s office, depending on the material. The three predominant choices of restorative materials for the full coverage crowns are: porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic (all-porcelain), or gold. The material selected is determined by the clinical demands at hand; aesthetic demands, strength requirements, material durability and restorative space available.
Crowns are a long-lasting solution to a number of common dental issues. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, a good crown can last many years. For more information about crowns and dental restoration options and treatment for the entire family, contact your family dentists at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI by calling (920) 432-2961 or (920) 499-7933 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono today.