Bridges and Crowns

If you’ve been considering protective or restorative dentistry, you’ve probably heard about crowns and bridges. Crowns or bridges are two of the most common ways to improve the aesthetic look of a tooth, or multiple teeth, while at the same time increasing their strength.

What is a Crown

A crown, as the name would suggest, is simply a cap that fits over the top of your existing tooth. A crown is often used if you have a single or standalone tooth exhibiting any of the following:

What is a Bridge

A bridge is similar to a crown in that it serves to improve the appearance, strength, and functionality of your teeth; however, a bridge is typically used when you are missing one or more teeth, as opposed to individual tooth treatment with a crown.
Bridges are often most effective in protecting the structure of your entire dental foundation. This is because when you do have a missing tooth, your remaining teeth will actually begin to shift to fill the space. By using a bridge, you can effectively protect the structure of your entire dental foundation, while regaining functionality from the missing space.

What are Crowns and Bridges made of?

The materials we use for crowns and bridges at Dental Care Group can vary. They range from gold alloys, through metal alloys covered in porcelain, to the latest in incredibly strong milled ceramics.

How to take care of your Crown or Bridge

After your crown or bridge has been placed, we will give you a full explanation on how to adequately care for your new artificial tooth. The truth is, caring for your crown is essentially the same as caring for a real tooth. You will be required to brush and floss every day, and to try to maintain a healthy diet as excessive sugary foods can cause decay around your new crown or bridge.

During your regular checkups, we will examine your crown or bridge to ensure that everything is being properly taken care of, and suggest any necessary changes, or things to look out for.

Why Dental Care Group

At Dental Care Group, we truly provide full service dental care for our patients. From preventative services like check ups, cleanings, and polishings, to restorative services such as crowns, bridges, veneers, implants, and dentures. We also provide emergency services like extractions and root canals for our patients, should they occur.

With Dental Care Group, our goal is to provide you with the best smile possible. Our welcoming team will educate you on how to properly are for your mouth, and perform any services needed, ensuring you enjoy a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile.

For more information on crowns or bridges, or any of our other services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Conveniently located at 700 Coxwell Avenue, you can feel free to stop by, or call us anytime with any questions you may have. Our main office line is (877) 794-4025. You can also book an appointment anytime through our online appointment form.

We look forward to hearing form you.