Crowns and Bridges
If you’ve got teeth that are broken down or missing, we want to help you with a solution that will restore your smile.
At White Smiles Family Dental, we can create natural-looking, custom crowns and bridges that will give you back the form and function of your smile.
Dental Crowns to Repair and Strengthen Teeth
A crown is a durable, strong restoration that will protect your remaining tooth structure. It fits over a prepared tooth like a “cap” and enables your tooth to be preserved.
Dental crowns have many applications, both practical and cosmetic, and they can be used to correct a number of problems, including:
- Covering a tooth that is severely decayed
- Protecting a tooth that has been weakened by root canal treatment
- Fixing a tooth that has become fractured or broken
- Strengthening a tooth that has become compromised because of a large, old filling
- Covering a tooth that is misshapen or discolored
At White Smiles Family Dental, we use the strongest and most esthetic tooth-colored ceramics to create beautiful and functional crowns that will restore your smile and your ability to chew properly. All our crowns are custom-made specifically for your mouth. Our 3-D shade guide technology ensures the best color match on the market.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
Missing even one tooth can jeopardize the health of the rest of your teeth by allowing teeth to shift and negatively impact your bite. A dental bridge will fill in a gap in your smile and prevent your other teeth from moving out of their correct positions.
Made of esthetic and durable ceramic, a bridge is retained in place by the adjacent teeth. It is a permanent bonded solution and does not have to be removed.
As with dental crowns, we will ensure that the dental bridge is properly colored so it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
You won’t take out your dental bridge to care for it, so you will need to be diligent about cleaning around and beneath it. Food particles can get stuck there, which will feed the bacteria that can cause gum disease to develop.
Other options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants and partial removable dentures.
The Procedure for Crowns and Bridges
For most patients, the process will take place over two or three visits to our office. On your first visit, we’ll take impressions and prepare your natural tooth to receive the restoration. Before you leave, we’ll give you a temporary crown or bridge to wear for the two weeks or so while your restorations are made.
You’ll return to the office once the restoration has been finished. After it has been adjusted to ensure a comfortable fit, it will be cemented into place permanently.
Call White Smiles Family Dental
If you are dealing with broken down or missing teeth, call our Springfield, MO dental office to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!