Chipped or missing teeth can diminish your confidence and negatively impact your oral health. At Monarch Family Dentistry in Douglasville, Georgia, O’Tisha Preston-Hill, DDS, is an experienced dentist offering dental crowns as an excellent solution to repair and restore your smile and teeth. For lasting and durable crowns and bridges, request an appointment online or call Monarch Family Dentistry.
A dental crown effectively restores discolored, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth, acting as a cap to protect and strengthen your tooth. Dr. Preston-Hill carefully places a dental crown over your tooth, so it blends in with your natural teeth.
Dental crowns protect your teeth from damage, infection, and decay. They also improve the appearance, shape, and size of damaged teeth. Crowns are an excellent way to improve how your bite functions and the look of your smile.
To place your dental crown, Dr. Preston-Hill removes a layer of your tooth’s outer surface in preparation for your tooth to fit the shape of your crown. Dr. Preston-Hill then cements your crown in place so it properly covers your tooth and blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Dr. Preston-Hill might suggest a dental crown to:
Crowns work well if you have a large filling, but not enough tooth to properly hold your filling in place.
Your dental crown can’t decay, but the edge where your crown meets your teeth can, so it’s essential you maintain good dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay. Dr. Preston-Hill recommends brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis fixed in place to bridge the gap left by missing teeth. Bridges come in different types. When you have a single missing tooth, a bridge is typically made up of two crowns that fit securely on top of your natural teeth either side of the gap. An artificial tooth in the center of the bridge covers the gap.
Bridges and crowns are often used together to help maintain your bite and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position over time.
Dr. Preston-Hill can help you decide the right method to restore your smile. Crowns and bridges are an excellent and convenient way to protect and improve your dental health. Call Monarch Family Dentistry or use the online scheduling tool today.