Do you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, damaged, broken, or discolored? One excellent treatment to restore your smile is the dental crown. A tooth crown is simply a tooth-shaped restoration that makes your tooth functional, bacteria-resistant, and beautiful.
What Is a Dental Crown?
If a tooth becomes structurally damaged, chipped, or cracked it’s susceptible to further damage. A dental crown is a cap placed on a broken tooth to help protect it and keep your tooth’s shape and structure intact.
We offer CEREC crowns using same-day crown technology. These crowns are made of porcelain. Each crown is unique to the tooth it will cover and we make them match the rest of your teeth. Dental crowns from Beam Smile Design are a great way to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
What are the Advantages of a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns offer a number of different benefits:
- Protection — To cover a damaged tooth, a dental crown can protect the tooth from more damage.
- Beautiful Smile — If you have one or more teeth that aren’t uniform in shape or color, a dental crown can cover these irregularities, making your smile look uniform and natural.
- Zero Gaps — Dental bridges and dental implants can be used to fill holes left by missing teeth. Crowns are used in both procedures.
- No Lifestyle Changes — A dental crown looks, feels, and functions like a regular tooth. You can smile, laugh, eat and chew like you would with a normal tooth
- Easy Maintenance — A tooth crown doesn’t require any special care. Just brush and floss and visit your dentist for regular checkups.
- Long-Lasting Results — Unlike a regular cavity filling, a dental crown is designed to last you years—possibly the rest of your life! We can replace your old fillings with crowns!
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A crown is usually used to cover a broken or damaged tooth, but a dental bridge can replace missing teeth entirely! A dental bridge is an alternative to partial dentures. Our dental bridges close or “bridge” the gap between a section of missing teeth.
The bridge consists of two tooth crowns on each end with false teeth in the middle. Because of advancements in modern dentistry, the bridge is designed to look like your original teeth. Fill your gaps with a dental bridge that will help you bite, chew, and smile better.
What are the Advantages of a Dental Bridge?
- A dental bridge can keep the rest of your teeth in their proper place so they won’t shift. This can protect your bite and keep your smile uniform and functioning properly.
- A dental bridge can keep your mouth looking full and your facial structure symmetrical.
- A dental bridge functions just like your natural teeth, so you can eat and chew just like you naturally would.
- A dental bridge looks just like your natural teeth, so you can laugh and smile like natural.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
Receiving your dental bridge consists of a couple of steps:
1. Consultation: We will assess your mouth to determine that you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.
2. Shaping of Abutment Teeth: On the following appointment, we will gently shape the supporting teeth at the end of the bridge to prepare them for placement of the bridge.
3. Impressions: We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to our laboratory to help design your new bridge. This process usually takes a couple of weeks.
4. Temporary Bridge: Depending on your unique situation we might give you a temporary bridge to wear before the next appointment.
5. Placement: During your next appointment, we will place the permanent bridge. The crowns will rest securely on the teeth on either side of the gap.
6. Care Instruction: We will also educate you on how to take proper care of the bridge so that it stays healthy and that you can count on having a beautiful smile.
7. Follow Up: We’ll schedule another appointment to make sure that the bridge is working properly.
Missing or Damaged Teeth? Contact Us About Dental Crowns and Bridges!
To restore your smile and make it look fabulous, give us a call today at 615-256-1600 about dental crowns and dental bridges in Nashville, TN, with Beam Smile Design.