When you face dental issues like chipped teeth, broken teeth, missing teeth, or weak teeth, you may be confused about which is the right treatment or 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. Crowns are placed for various reason. 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 internal stains or a dental infection that needs root canal therapy, then you can may certainly need a crown placed. If there is just a single tooth missing, then you can get an implant-supported crown or in some cases a traditional fixed dental bridge. 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 most often 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 is ready. Your tooth might feel sensitive due to the fact that temporary crowns aren't as precise fitting as the permanent crown will be. At the second appointment the new crown is fitted and cemented in place. The dentist places it in your mouth and makes 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 teeth on either side of the missing teeth are crowned with the false tooth or replacement tooth connected. Bridges towards the front of the mouth enhance your appearance and also renew natural 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 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. 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.