A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth's surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A dental crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of dental restorations. Dental crowns may be necessary for:
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Appeal
- Decayed or Decaying Teeth
- Fractured or Large Fillings
- Root Canal Treatment
Dental crowns are made and customized in size, shape, and color to match your natural teeth. This is done to restore full functionality to your teeth and to provide optimal cosmetic results for your smile. Please contact Smiles by Bigelow to learn about your treatment options for enhancing your smile.
Dental bridges are non-removable dental appliances used to replace a missing tooth (or missing teeth). A bridge can be used to accomplish the following:
- Fill gaps left by absent teeth
- Prevent the shifting of teeth due to extra space
- Restore your bite
- Retain your natural face shape
- Replace partial dentures
- Promote naturally radiant smiles
Dental bridges comprise two crowns which go over the abutment teeth, adjacent to the gap. Between the dental crowns, we place an artificial tooth, known as a pontic. Pontics look and function like natural teeth, so no one will know you are wearing a dental appliance! Please call Smiles by Bigelow today to schedule your bridge consultation.