Importance of Crowns and Bridges
By JC DUNCAN DDS, PA
May 20, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Find out how a simple crown or bridge could improve your smile.

Whether you have cracked a tooth on food that was just a little too hard or you are dealing with a sports-related accident, there are many dental-crownsreasons why you might need to come into our Huntersville, NC, office for some restorative dentistry treatment. Supplying simple solutions such as dental crowns and bridges, Dr. JC Duncan can help you restore your damaged smile!

 

What is a dental crown?

Okay, so we know that most people know what a crown is by now—however, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone explicitly understands how they work. So, let us clear up any misconceptions or confusion around dental crowns!

A crown is a hollow, tooth-shaped cap that is custom-made to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth to the gum line. Following installation, a crown naturally becomes the new and stronger outer layer for a tooth, making the treatment ideal for protecting weak or damaged teeth.

Even though crowns can be made from a few different materials, our Huntersville, NC, general dentist understands how important it is to get a restoration that looks like the real thing. Accordingly, we offer crowns that are made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or ceramic.

 

What is a dental bridge?

At this point, you may be wondering why crowns and bridges are mentioned together. Well, that’s because crowns are actually an integral part of a dental bridge! A bridge is designed to fill the gap or gaps in your smile with realistic looking replacement teeth. In order to hold this false tooth in place, dental crowns are placed on either side it, allowing the restoration to be anchored to its neighboring natural counterparts.

Once the crowns have been cemented into place by your dentist, the false-tooth-containing-bridge can be cemented to the crowns, thus filling in the tooth gap. Crowns are great for either replacing a single missing tooth or two teeth in a row.

 

Give us a call!

Interested in crowns and bridges? If so, contact our Huntersville, NC, office today to schedule a consultation with one of expert dentist. Restoring your smile is easy—just dial (704) 948-1300 and leave it to Dr. Duncan!

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