When you face dental issues like chipped teeth, broken teeth, missing teeth, or weak teeth, you may be confused about which is the right replacement option. Our dentists at Hallmark Dental Group can help you choose the right option.
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. If you have a cracked, broken, weak, worn, or irregularly shaped or proportionately small tooth or a large cavity that is too big to be filled or have got internal stains or a dental infection that needs root canal therapy, then you can get a crown placed. If there is just a single tooth missing, then you can get an implant-supported crown. The dentist 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 two dental visits for the whole process. The dentist removes the decay and outer part of the tooth to prepare the tooth for the crown. An impression of the tooth is taken through digital scanning to create a model of the crown. A temporary crown is fitted until the permanent crown gets ready. Your tooth might feel sensitive due to the temporary crown. As the new crown gets ready, the dentist places it in your mouth and makes any other necessary adjustments.
What is a dental bridge?
If there are one or more few missing teeth in a row, then dental bridges can serve your need that is available at our Saint George, UT, practice. Bridges are customized restorations that can help in replacing your missing teeth. They can enhance your appearance and also renew the dental function. During the consultation, the dentist 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 could make you smile again if missing teeth were detracting you all this time. When you get your teeth replaced, your face will have a more natural appearance, adding benefits to your oral health. You will restore your dental function. 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 online appointment or call us at 435-634-8338 to have a consultation with our dentists at our office in Saint George, UT. We’ll be happy to guide you further.