A dental crown completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using cement. A crown can be made from many materials. Dental crowns are often used to improve the strength or the appearance of teeth.
We use dental labs who specialize in crown customization so that your crowns will have the best fit possible and mimic your natural tooth as closely as possible. This is essential for the durability and comfort of the crown.
Many people are afraid of getting crowns because they think it will hurt or because they think that it will be very expensive. Dr. Drew takes his time to make sure that your procedure will be as pain free as possible, and we are preferred providers for most insurances so that the work that you need done will be significantly less costly. If you don’t have dental insurance, we also have cash discounts available to those who request them.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and cleaned, a fixed dental bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
We use high quality dental labs to ensure that your bridge will fit like it is natural. A bridge is often a great option to restore function of your mouth and bite. We are happy to let you know if a bridge is a good option for your missing teeth. Contact Oxford Dental Care today if you are in need of quality crown and bridge work.
Uses for Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are quite common. In most dental offices they are something that is diagnosed on a daily basis. The reason for this is very simple. They are a great solution for many dental issues, and are often the ideal solution. Here are some things that crowns and bridges can fix:
A bridge is a fast and reliable fix for many people when they are missing a tooth. As long as the adjacent teeth are strong your mouth can function as if you never lost the tooth for many years.
Significant decay can not only become painful if left untreated, it can compromise the structure of the tooth. A crown fits around the tooth to strengthen the structure.
Cosmetic crowns are very common. If you have teeth that you would like to have straighter or that you would like to have be a different shape, cosmetic crowns can take care of that.
If you have been told that you need a crown, or if you have questions about other dental related matters, browse our website, or give us a call today at (208)529-0420.