Dental Crowns and Bridges
We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Birmingham, AL
If you have chipped teeth, cracked teeth, or broken teeth, we can make your smile whole and fully functional again with dental bridges and crowns in Birmingham, AL. At Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our dental team is skilled in these restorative treatments and has the artistic eye to provide esthetically attractive outcomes while returning function to your tooth. Your new restoration, made from porcelain or ceramic materials, will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and be strong enough to bite and chew foods comfortably again.
Dental crowns are fixed “caps” that cover your teeth to restore strength and beauty. We recommend crowns when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be treated with bonding or composite fillings. Similarly, we can use a dental crown to preserve a tooth after root canal therapy or to restore a permanent dental implant.
If you’ve lost a tooth but aren’t ready to commit to a dental implant, a dental bridge is your next best option. Dental bridges are crowns spanning the gap left after a tooth is lost or extracted. We take impressions of the area to ensure a comfortable and seamless fit. These will be used by experienced technicians at our partner dental lab who will handcraft your restoration.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth had root canal therapy, or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth; these implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and serve as the root for the tooth. This procedure keeps the crown steady and secure.
Dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require special treatment and can be brushed and flossed normally.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are commonly used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap created when the original teeth become lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. At Barrhaven Dental Studio, we custom design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.
How do temporary dental crowns work?
To get the impression of your teeth correct for the permanent dental crown, your dentist must shape the tooth base below it. This could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short period between the impression creation and the crown’s delivery. So, the dentist will provide a temporary dental crown to protect your tooth during this period.
When you return for the fitting appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit your permanent crown or bridge to the base.
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