Learn about dental crowns and bridges
If you are currently searching online for restorations such as dental crowns and bridges, you may already know that your smile needs some repair. Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations used in dentistry to replace or restore teeth. Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, ND are available to educate patients on the best ways to restore their smiles.
Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen often use dental crowns when a tooth needs an extra layer of protection against damage. When made of materials such as porcelain, they can be fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth for seamless integration. The crown, also called a cap, covers the visible portions of a tooth above the gumline. It may be placed:
- After root canal therapy to strengthen the tooth
- After a filling to maintain natural tooth structure
- Over an abutment of an implant to replace a single tooth
- To conceal cosmetic imperfections of a tooth
The team at Broadway Family Dental describes the dental bridge as a tooth replacement option. It “bridges the gap,” which is how it got its name. Most are made of porcelain and include false teeth called pontics fused to a dental crown on each side. The adjacent teeth are covered with the crowns to allow the pontic (or pontics, if replacing several teeth in a row) to rest above the gumline and fill the gap. Dental bridges are a more permanent option when compared to partial dentures, which are removable and require extra care .However, they are more affordable for patients who might otherwise consider permanent solutions such as dental implants. Working with a dentist to choose the restoration right for you is the first step towards a restored smile!
Contact Broadway Family Dentistry of Minot, ND today to restore your smile
Dental crowns and bridges are popular restorations used by our team of professionals. If you are interested in finding out if you qualify for one or both of these repairs, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team. Call (701) 839-1299 to request a consultation with Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen at 1839 South Broadway Street.