When you face dental issues like chipped, broken, missing or weak teeth, you may be confused about which treatment or replacement option is right for you. Our dentists at Hallmark Dental Group can help you choose the best one.
What are crowns?
A dental crown can help in restoring the appearance, strength and function of a tooth that is damaged. Dental crowns are also called “caps” as they can help in covering the tooth’s surface completely. Crowns are placed for various reasons. If you have a cracked, broken, weak, or worn tooth, an irregularly shaped or proportionately small tooth, a large cavity that is too big to be filled, a dental infection that needs root canal therapy or have internal stains, then you may certainly need a crown placed. If there is only a single tooth missing, then you can get an implant-supported crown, or in some cases, a traditional fixed dental bridge. Our dentists will examine you and discuss the required treatment options for the best result.
How to get a crown placed?
In order to get a crown placed, it requires most often two dental visits for the whole process. Our dentists will first remove the decayed and outer portion of the tooth to prepare it for the crown. An impression of the tooth is taken through digital scanning to create a model for the crown. A temporary crown is fitted until the permanent one is ready. Your tooth might feel sensitive since temporary crowns are not as precisely fitted as the permanent crown will be. At the second appointment, the new crown is fitted and cemented in place. Our dentists will place it in your mouth and make any other necessary adjustments.
What is a dental bridge?
If there are one or more missing teeth in a row, then dental bridges can serve your need. Bridges are customized restorations that can help in replacing your missing teeth. The adjacent teeth are crowned with the false tooth or replacement tooth connected. Bridges toward the front of the mouth enhance your appearance and also renew natural dental function. During the consultation, our dentists will help in making the right sort of dental bridge to meet your needs.
What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
A dental bridge can help make you smile again with confidence. When you get your teeth replaced, your face will have a more natural appearance, adding benefits to your oral health, including restored dental functions. You will be able to bite and chew normally, enjoying all of your favorite foods. The neighboring teeth can also be saved from shifting out of place by closing the gap in your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
Schedule an online appointment or call us at 435-634-8338 to have a consultation with Dr. Phillip Hall or Dr. James Phillips and find out more about dental crowns and bridges in Saint George, Utah. We will be happy to guide you further!