At Guttry Dental, we provide the highest quality dental crowns and bridges for our patients. These permanent prosthetics are used to correct several dental issues including weak, damaged or lost teeth. Dr. Guttry has over 20 years of experience restoring smiles with crowns and bridges.
Dental crowns are often recommended to:
If you are dealing with missing, weak or damaged teeth, dental crowns or bridges may be exactly what you need. At Guttry Dental, we help you maintaining your oral health and achieve your best smile!
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Dental crowns, commonly known as “caps” restore strength and function to your teeth while preserving your smile’s appearance. If a tooth is cracked or broken beyond repair, a crown may be needed. The caps are placed securely over the broken tooth to prevent further damage. Crowns are also used to protect a tooth after a root canal, which can cause weakness. In addition to strengthening a weak tooth, these prosthetics can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance or structure. For instance, crowns are often attached to implants to provide a tooth like structure and restore function.
The most common types of dental crowns are made from metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic. We typically use ceramic or porcelain crowns as they can be matched to your natural tooth color. Our cutting edge dental lab custom makes every crown to look and perform their very best.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is important to fill the empty space left by a missing tooth. Because if left unfilled your other teeth will start shifting and move into the open gap. This can disrupt your smiles appearance and cause a dysfunctional bite. Gum disease and jaw disorders such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) are commonly associated with missing teeth.
Bridges are permanent structures that spans the entire space of a missing a tooth. Dental bridges are cemented to your natural teeth or implants, referred to as abutments (or anchors). They use a prosthetic tooth, known as a pontic, to fill the open space. The replacement tooth is attached to crowns which cover the surrounding teeth. Just like crowns, dental bridges can be made from a number of different materials. We will help you choose the best bridge type based on the location, function, cost and aesthetics.
Are you ready to achieve that gorgeous, white smile? Let us help you improve your dental health and create the smile of your dreams with our cosmetic dentistry services. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!