Dental crowns and bridges are used to restore or replace one or more teeth. Traditional restorations can take several weeks to complete. At Champaign Dental Group, we believe that our patients shouldn’t have to wait for urgent dental treatments.
Enjoy functional, natural-looking results in a single visit with crowns and bridges!
What Are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a secure, tooth-like cap that is used to cover a tooth or dental implant. They are used to strengthen, restore, and even replace damaged or missing teeth. Because they remain above the surface of your gums, crowns will not affect any root or bone structure.
Some of the uses for dental crowns include:
Protecting a weakened tooth
Providing support or reinforcement
Covering a dental implant
Providing an anchor for a dental bridge
When placed over an existing tooth, crowns help prevent decay, provide support, restore damage, and enhance the appearance of your smile. They also play a necessary part in tooth replacements, as crowns are used to cap dental implants or anchor a bridge.
What Are Dental Bridges Used for?
A dental bridge is a false tooth used to replace one or more teeth. It is used to “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth. Bridges can restore a person’s bite, prevent neighboring teeth from shifting, and improve a person’s overall oral health and hygiene. Patients with several missing teeth often find that their bridge allows them to speak, bite, and chew more naturally.
Bridges are long-lasting and are often a more economical alternative to dental implants.
How Are Bridges Placed?
To install a bridge, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the top of your teeth on either side of the gap. Afterward, crowns will be cemented onto both teeth to support the bridge. Once the crowns are in place, your bridge will be installed.
If you are missing a single tooth, you will need three crowns – one for the teeth on either side of the gap, and one to serve as a replacement tooth.
Bridges can also be used to replace several missing teeth. However, because of the pressure bridges put on your natural teeth, your dentist may recommend another treatment based on the location and number of missing teeth.
To learn more about crowns and bridges, contact our office at 937-653-8650. Our friendly staff is always happy to answer your questions or schedule a consultation!
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Everyone was so nice and helpful! Very welcoming and positive environment. Everything was clean and professional. I enjoyed every minute here!. -Vealent L
Been with Champaign Dental Group for about 6+ years. They are friendly, and easy to work with. Had a dental emergency recently, they were able to work me in the same day. -Margaret A.
When we opened in 1997, it was our mission to serve our community with friendly, comfortable, convenient care. Now, we are continually committed to providing our families the very best dental services. With a small-town feel and the very best in technology, we combine personalized service and the most effective treatment possible.