If you are missing one or more teeth or you have significant dental damage, crowns and bridges could be the perfect solution. Smart Dental offers porcelain crowns and bridges in Lexington, Kentucky that will blend in with your remaining teeth, achieving a natural and beautiful smile!
Everyone wants to have a perfect smile, but if you’re missing one or several teeth or have severely damaged teeth, you may not have the same self-confidence you had when your smile was whole and complete. Smart Dental offers crowns and bridges to make sure that you can smile with confidence again!
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Crowns can also be used to cap damaged teeth or to replace teeth during implant restoration. Once placed, your crown or bridge is a permanent dental restoration that will enhance the look of your smile and ensure the strength of your healthy bite for years to come.
Your dentist at Smart Dental will use a crown to cap or cover a tooth that has been damaged. In addition to lending strength to the damaged tooth, a crown can also improve its appearance, alignment, or shape. A dental crown can also be attached to a dental implant in order to replace a missing tooth and provide normal tooth shape and function. Our crowns are made of porcelain in order to best blend in with your remaining natural teeth.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They span the open area left behind by tooth loss. Bridges can often be attached to remaining natural teeth that are adjacent to the missing teeth. These teeth are called abutments and will serve as a solid base for the bridge to attach to. The abutment teeth are often treated with crowns for additional strength. Dental bridges can also be attached to dental implants.
The team at Smart Dental must begin by preparing your teeth so the crowns and bridges will properly fit. Then the dentist will then make an impression of your teeth to send to a lab. He will make sure the shade of the porcelain is correct to match the rest of your teeth. At the dental lab, the crown or bridge will be created. You may be fitted with a temporary crown or bridge while waiting. When your final restoration device is finished, the temporary will be removed, and the new crown or bridge will be cemented in place.
With proper at-home care, dental crowns and bridges can last many years before needing to be repaired or replaced. In order to ensure their longevity, you should always make sure you are following a good oral hygiene routine. This means brushing and flossing daily as well as keeping your appointments at Smart Dental for checkups and professional cleanings.
Do you need a crown or bridge in Lexington, Kentucky? Call Smart Dental and schedule an appointment to get started. You can reach us at (859) 308-3182. We offer family scheduling and extended hours for your convenience.