Family Dentistry

Using Crowns and Bridges to Restore Your Smile

April 14, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Suchi Chalasani

As a seasoned dentist in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Suchi Chalasani is able to offer many different cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to our patients to help fit their individual needs.  

For patients who have missing, broken, or damaged teeth, one of the best restorative dental options is the use of crowns and bridges. If you are a Royal Oak patient who has sustained damage to one or more of your natural teeth, it is possible to maintain the look and feel of those natural teeth through the placement of high-quality dental crowns and dental bridges.

Dental crowns and bridges can be used together or as two separate services. Sometimes, patients require a crown, or even several crowns, but do not need a bridge placed. For others, a single crown can help save one natural tooth and a dental bridge can be placed elsewhere in the mouth to help a different grouping of teeth. Whether you are in need of crowns in Royal Oak, dental bridges in Royal Oak, or both treatments together, our dental office can help.

Crowns and Bridges Working Together

Crowns, or “caps,” are ceramic structures designed to resemble the tops of natural teeth. Crowns are placed on top of an existing tooth structure to help protect the tooth from further damage or decay. Crowns are commonly used when teeth become broken, chipped, or fractured, but they can also be placed on teeth that have become discolored, worn down, or that recently received root canal treatment.

Dental bridges are groupings of multiple artificial teeth designed to cover a gap in a smile. These porcelain teeth are held in place through the use of crowns at either end of the bridge, which is typically at least three teeth long. For patients who require dental bridges, the bridge structure works together with ceramic crowns to provide a reliable restorative dental treatment.  

To learn more about how dental crowns and bridges can help restore your smile, call Family Dentistry of Royal Oak today!

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