What are dental crowns?
When tooth decay or damage becomes serious, a dental crown may be suggested. Dental crowns are covers or caps that completely encase damaged teeth up to the gumline. Often made of porcelain, dental crowns are not only able to improve a tooth’s function, but its appearance as well. We may use a dental crown in Marietta, Georgia, to:
- Support a large filling
- Protect a weakened tooth from breaking
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Anchor a dental bridge in place
- Cover unsightly dental conditions
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
Overall, a dental crown is used to restore and improve a tooth’s size, shape, appearance and function.
How are dental crowns made?
In the past, it typically required two visits and multiple weeks to produce a dental crown. However, at Marietta Dental and Implant Center, crowns can be produced and applied in just one day, thanks to our advanced dental laboratory available on-site at our dental office. Our dentists will remove the decayed and damaged portion of the tooth, shaping it to accommodate the size of the dental crown. After taking molds and measurements, we will produce your dental crown and ensure it fits perfectly. Once final adjustments are made, the dental crown is cemented into place. To learn more about how a dental crown can improve your smile, please contact us at 770-435-6888!
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a permanent solution to missing teeth and is called a dental bridge because it literally bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge needs natural teeth or dental implants for support. They are especially useful for replacing multiple teeth that are missing in a row. Each dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that anchor one or more replacement teeth. We offer custom-made dental bridges in Marietta, Georgia, to restore your confident, beautiful smile.
Dental bridges are also important to your overall oral health. Our friendly dentists may suggest dental bridges as part your treatment to:
- Replace missing teeth
- Restore your ability to chew and speak as normal
- Improve facial shape and volume
- Prevent remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth
How are dental bridges placed?
The type of dental bridge you need will depend on which teeth are being replaced. Generally, the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth receive dental crowns to anchor the replacement tooth. These replacement teeth are called pontics. Once adjusted and fitted to your smile, the dental bridge will be cemented into place. For more information on dental bridges and the types we offer, please contact us and meet with Dr. Tracy Dillon or Dr. Danielle Greene.