Tooth loss or a severely damaged tooth isn’t the end of your smile! If you’ve worried that you won’t be able to show off the same grin you used to, we’re here to make sure your smile stays in tip-top condition and health! At Eugene Family Dental, we have a variety of materials and styles of dental crowns and bridges available to help protect and beautify your smile!
What Are Crowns and Bridges?
A crown is a dental restoration that is used to cover a damaged tooth. When too much of a tooth is damaged due to decay or trauma, a crown protects the remaining healthy tooth and provides a lifelike replacement for the damaged tooth.
Placement of a crown involves the reduction of your original tooth so that it will fit under your crown, which is then built in a lab based on an impression of your mouth. The end result is what looks like a hollow tooth that fits perfectly over your reduced natural tooth!
A bridge is meant to replace a missing tooth. In order to do this, a fully false tooth attached to two crowns is designed for you. The crowns are attached to the abutment teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. Bridges are a great solution for replacement of a single missing tooth and effectively restore your smile and bite!
An implant-supported bridge is meant to replace more than one missing tooth and does so by creating a series of false teeth that attach permanently to dental implants. The result is one of the most lifelike and functional dental restorations on the market – you’ll be eating and smiling easily in no time!
Inlays and Onlays
These restorations are similar to fillings but cover a greater portion of a tooth. An inlay replaces part of your chewing surface and is made of porcelain or dental composite. Onlays are large, almost like a partial crown, and can extend from your chewing surface onto the sides of your tooth.
Our crowns are all e.max porcelain or zirconium, two excellent materials that produce amazingly lifelike and functional results. The material used will depend not only on your personal choice but also on the area of the tooth where the crown or bridge will be placed.
Placing Your Crown or Bridge
Placing your dental crown or bridge will require a couple of visits. First, we’ll reshape the teeth to be crowned and take an impression, along with placing a temporary crown. After a couple weeks, we’ll have you back to permanently attach your crown or bridge, and then you can treat it just like your natural teeth!
If you are missing teeth or have teeth excessively damaged from decay or trauma, you can still have a healthy, happy smile! Call our office today
at 541-484-1235 to make an appointment or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to giving you back your great smile!
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