Pretty Smiles through Dental Crowns Anderson, SC
Dental crowns and bridges are integral to our high standard of dental care. We believe that every patient deserves options in the way dental concerns are addressed. This is evident in how we handle tooth damage and tooth loss with lifelike dental crowns and bridges.
It is rare for a person to visit their dentist hoping to get a dental crown. Usually, the need for a full coverage restoration comes as somewhat of a surprise. If you find that a tooth has sustained too much damage for a filling to restore optimal structure, know that we will give you the information you need to move forward with the treatment most appropriate for you.
The crowns our patients receive are metal free. There are numerous advantages to porcelain crowns, as well as the alternative of zirconium crowns with a porcelain overlay. The most obvious benefit is appearance. The metal substructure of a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown eventually begins to show, usually right along the gum line. Even at the back of the mouth, this can be noticeable. Metal crowns are also typically cemented over the natural tooth. Our crowns are bonded, which creates the utmost feeling of stability.
A dental crown buffers pressure that occurs when you chew. The combination of quality material and our bonding technique lays the foundation for years of functional use. Typically, a crown will last 5 to 10 years. With good care, meaning you do not chew on hard objects or use your teeth to open bottle caps or other items, a crown can last much longer.
A bridge is literally a connective structure that brings to separate areas together. Dental bridges are intended to restore the line of teeth after a tooth has been lost or extracted. A gap in between two teeth not only looks unattractive, but it also creates vulnerability to decay and gum disease. The adjacent teeth no longer get the support they need to remain in place, so they may shift.
Ideally, we like to replace missing teeth with dental implants. This is because the implant post restores the underlying structure that is necessary for bone regeneration and stability. However, a dental bridge is also an option to restore chewing function and appearance. A fixed bridge is anchored by the teeth adjacent to the space. These teeth need to be reduced to accommodate the restoration.
Learn more about the benefits of metal-free crowns and bridges when you visit our Anderson office.