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Posts for: April, 2019

By Robert J Carpenter DDS
April 09, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

What crowns and bridges from our Sun Prairie dental practice can do for your smile!

Are you looking for a reliable restoration option for your missing teeth? If so, we have the solution! Read on to learn how dental crowns and dental crownsbridges from Dr. R.J. Carpenter's Sun Prairie office can rejuvenate your smile!

 

Crowns

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure used today. They are meant to restore aesthetically unpleasant teeth and provide strength for weakened ones.

Crowns are generally used in covering dental chips, cracks, and discolorations, all of which are commonly caused by injuries or poor dental hygiene, although there are other possible causes of course. Crowns are also placed over fillings that have become dislocated, thus adding reinforcement to them and thus making the functions of biting and chewing easier. Furthermore, using crowns to cover restorative procedures, such as root canals or dental implants, protects and strengthens your teeth.

 

Bridges

Dental crowns are often used for attaching bridges, which are dental replacements that utilize the neighboring, natural teeth to establish a symmetrical presence and stable foundation. Bridges come in a few different types, notably including...

  • Fixed partial dentures, which are bonded to already existing teeth or implants. This natural-looking dental appliance is semi-permanent and replaces missing teeth. They are also easily cleaned, for all you need to do is remove them to clean them thoroughly!
  • Fixed dental bridges, which can't be removed. There a few variations of this bridge type, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.

 

Advantages

  • Both procedures are custom-made and barely noticeable.
  • They cover stained teeth
  • They reinforce teeth to help with withstanding various degrees of pressure while eating
  • They restore the natural contour of teeth
  • They are an economically-friendly restoration.

 

Consultation

If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns and bridges, call your Sun Prairie, WI, doctors at (608) 837-5527.




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