Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing, adjacent teeth or dental implants to repair and strengthen damaged teeth, or replace a missing tooth or teeth. If you are looking for a dentist in Lawrenceville or Gwinnett County to fix your teeth with a crown and/or bridge, Lawrenceville Dental Associates can help. Our dentists, have extensive training and many years of experience with crowns and bridges.
A crown is used to entirely cover, or cap, a tooth that is damaged to strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance, shape and alignment. A crown may used to replace a large filling where there isn't enough tooth remaining to:
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover up a dental implant
- Cap a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal
- Crowns are available in a variety of materials and may be made of porcelain or ceramic to match the color of the patient's natural teeth.
If your dentist recommends a crown, it's probably to correct one of these conditions. Your dentist's primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where teeth are missing and are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Bridges are also available in a variety of materials and can be made of porcelain or ceramic to match the color of natural teeth.
If you are in need of a crown or a bridge, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and helping to make your smile the best that it can be!