Porcelain Dental Crowns and Bridges – General Dentistry takes an Esthetic Approach
Porcelain dental crowns and bridges are dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, dental crowns and dental bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Dr. Graham Farless of Greensboro, NC specializes in restorative dentistry procedures such as dental crowns and dental bridges and would like to offer some insight into this popular procedure.
Dental Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the dental bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
A dental crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues. As with dental bridges, dental crowns can be made of porcelain.
When would I need a crown?
- To attach a bridge
- Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
- Protecting weak teeth
- Fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your dental crowns and dental bridges could last a lifetime!
Contact the office of Dr. Farless at 336-282-2868 to schedule an appointment today or for more information on your restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures in Greensboro NC we offer! Visit our website at www.gsodentist.com.