Crowns and bridges are very effective ways to restore a damaged tooth and replace a missing tooth or teeth. While many dental offices must install temporary versions of dental bridges and crowns while permanent versions are handmade in a lab, T. Lance Collier DMD, Family Practice of General Dentistry takes advantage of CEREC technology which allows us to create custom porcelain crowns & bridges in our office! This saves our patients both time and money by not having to come back to the office for a second appointment.
Dental crowns are dental appliances that can be attached to the top of a damaged tooth or affixed to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. For teeth with fillings that are too large or teeth that have been damaged due to grinding, crowns are an ideal way to restore the tooth. Dental crowns are also used to restore a tooth after a root canal treatment is performed.
A dental bridge is commonly used to replace several missing teeth. The appliance is held in place by two crowns that are attached to the neighboring teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the area that is missing teeth and can help to keep the other teeth healthy by preventing them from moving and to absorb some of the chewing pressure.
There are many options available for replacing and restoring teeth. Each patient is different and might benefit differently. Do you have a tooth that needs restoration or are you missing teeth you would like to replace? Call us to set up a consultation so we can help recommend the best options for you.
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