Dental Crowns and Bridges Restore Aesthetics and Function
Dental crowns and bridges are routine procedures that help restore function and appearance to your smile. When a tooth is chipped, cracked, broken, has had a root canal or has been replaced with a dental implant, many times they will be restored with a natural-looking dental crown. When multiple teeth are missing in a row, a bridge is commonly used to span the gap with a collection of crowns. These two services allow us to quickly and efficiently return your smile to nearly full function and appearance.
What is a Dental Crown?
When a tooth is damaged beyond repair or a dental implant has been placed, dental crowns are one of the most common ways to restore the tooth. These high-quality porcelain crowns are placed over the affected tooth and are created to match your smile in color and appearance. Dr. Varghese John will take an impression of your mouth and have an experienced dental lab create your crown
Once the restoration is ready, it will be fitted to your mouth for a seamless appearance. The benefits of dental crowns include:
- Natural look
- Improved ability to eat
- Speech improvements
- Protects damaged teeth
- Restores the smile
What is a Dental Bridge?
For those who are missing multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge is an effective temporary restoration for your mouth. Dental bridges consist of multiple crowns attached together to span a gap of missing teeth. Many times, they are attached to surround abutment teeth to provide a stable anchor to hold the bridge in place. While a dental bridge does not prevent jaw bone loss as a dental implant does, they do restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile and return some function back to your bite.
Dr. John also offers patients the option of high-quality zirconia bridges that are made of a material that is less likely to chip, crack or stain. The benefits of dental bridges include:
- Natural appearance
- Replaces several missing teeth
- Enjoy more types of food
- Restores the smile
- High-quality zirconia options
Dr. John is Skilled at Beautiful Cosmetic Restorations
When you have a chipped or cracked tooth, or several missing teeth that need restoration with a dental crown or bridge, we have the cosmetic skills to ensure your restorations fit seamlessly into your smile. Dr. John has cosmetic dentistry training from Louisiana State University and from the Seattle Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. With this training, you can be confident in the fact that your smile will look natural. We know that damaging a tooth can occur when you least expect it, so we offer emergency exams to see you as soon as possible and provide the treatment you need.