Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and dental bridges are two types of restorative dentistry procedures that focus on the repair and restoration of the oral cavity.

If you have a tooth that is damaged, your dentist may recommend a crown (also known as a cap) to cover the problem tooth. Your dentist will use an adhesive to affix the crown to the tooth surface.This restorative procedure offers an aesthetically pleasing and structurally reinforced tooth. A crown is custom designed and made in a lab using molds from your personal teeth; the final product is custom tailored to you and fits perfectly. After this procedure, the damage will be repaired and your smile will look like new.

If you are missing a tooth or if your teeth have any gaps in between them, your dentist may recommend the use of a dental bridge. If certain problems like these are left untreated, the patient could develop gum disease or experience teeth alignment problems or pain. Dental bridges come in two varieties: removable dental bridges, or partial dentures, and permanent dental bridges, or fixed partial dentures. Dental bridges are called such because they bridge the gap between teeth. Adjacent teeth are trimmed and crowns applied to serve as anchors for the bridge, also called a pontic. Once it is securely anchored to the adjacent teeth, your smile will feel as good as new and you can grin with confidence again.

Why would I need a Crown or Bridge?

Your dentist may recommend the application of a crown in the following situations:

  • Tooth structure surrounding an existing filling has deteriorated and cannot properly fill the cavity
  • A dental implant needs covering
  • A dental bridge requires an anchor
  • A discolored or malformed tooth needs covering
  • A tooth has been chipped or fractured
  • A tooth requires protection from future chips or fractures

Dental bridges can assist you in:

  • Maintaining the alignment of existing teeth by filling the gap in the oral cavity
  • Maintaining the structural integrity of your mouth and allowing even distribution of stress on all teeth
  • Speaking and eating properly

Dental crowns come in a variety of types which can include:

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns
  • Metal crowns
  • Temporary crowns
  • All ceramic or all porcelain crowns
  • Stainless steel crowns

Additionally, dental bridges come in a variety of types which can include:

  • Cantilever bridges
  • Traditional bridges
  • Implant-supported bridges
  • Maryland bonded bridges

Your dentist is a trained professional with years of experience and will know exactly which type of bridge is right for your individual situation.

Why Choose Watson Dental Care?

Here at Watson Dental Care, we are dedicated to providing top-quality service at affordable rates. We offer dental services for people of all ages; bring the whole family! We want to make you feel respected and cared for during your visit, so we will make our best effort to accommodate any needs you may have. Our dentists are trained in a wide variety of techniques and have numerous and varied specialties.

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