Crowns and bridges are effective solutions to a number of dental problems, including missing, misshapen, discolored and damaged teeth. These dental fixtures can help restore the appearance of your smile while also decreasing the need for further corrective dental work in the future.
At Chestnut Family Dentistry, we’re proud to provide our clients with holistic and environmentally conscious dental care. Led by Dr. Wendy D. Willoughby, our expert medical team is dedicated to providing patients in the Asheville area with cutting-edge dental care. For more information about our practice or any of the dental services we offer, contact us today.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over one or more teeth, fully encasing them. These caps can be used to restore the proper size, shape, strength, and color of teeth.
These dental fixtures are necessary when teeth become:
- Severely discolored
Using dental crowns to correct these issues can lead to a number of unprecedented benefits, including stronger teeth, an enhanced smile, and a decreased likelihood of having to return to the dentist.
In addition to fixing teeth with these issues, dental crowns can also be utilized to secure dental bridges into place.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are dental implant devices used to help fill in gaps created by one or more missing teeth. They are fixed into the mouth by placing two crowns over the teeth on either side of the gap, using these crowns as an anchor for the bridge.
Receiving a dental bridge to help correct missing teeth can:
- Restore a beautiful smile
- Form a symmetrical face shape
- Evenly distribute a bite
- Enhance appearance
- Make it easier to chew and speak
Dental bridges also prevent the need for further dental work by stopping the surrounding teeth from moving out of position.
Am I a Candidate for Crowns or Bridges?
If you have one or more missing teeth or are experiencing problems with tooth strength or discoloration, you may benefit from either a dental crown or dental bridge fixture. To know for certain, contact Chesnut Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, our trained medical staff will carefully examine your mouth and determine if you could benefit from these devices.
If you’re looking for a dedicated, family-centered dental practice in the Asheville area, contact Chesnut Family Dentistry today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!