Damaged, decaying, or missing permanent teeth can ruin a perfect smile and make you feel self-conscious. If you have an oral health problem requiring treatment, turn to Jamison Innovative Dentistry in Jamison, Pennsylvania. Vinita Kalanuria, DDS, and her skilled team offer tooth-colored crowns and bridges to restore or replace permanent teeth and make your smile beautiful. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.
Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that improve the strength, look, and function of your teeth.
Crowns are sturdy, tooth-colored caps that fit over the entire surface of your natural teeth. Dental crowns can also attach to dental implants (artificial tooth roots) to replace missing teeth.
Bridges also replace permanent teeth that are missing. Some bridges consist of an artificial tooth attached to two crowns, while other bridges contain multiple artificial teeth attached to dental implants.
Some of the many benefits you can reap when choosing crowns and bridges at Jamison Innovative Dentistry include:
Crowns and bridges look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth. They improve the way your smile looks and reduce the risk of future oral health problems.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for crowns or bridges, your Jamison Innovative Dentistry provider examines your teeth and gums. They discuss your oral health history and desired outcome with you and take dental X-rays if necessary.
You relax in a comfortable, reclining dental chair during crown or bridge placement. Your dentist numbs the treatment area if needed and prepares the affected teeth. They might remove tooth decay or reshape your tooth before digitally scanning it and developing a custom-fitted crown or bridge.
If you choose dental implant-supported crowns or bridges, your dentist numbs the treatment area and places artificial metal tooth roots in your jawbone. After several months of healing, they scan your mouth, allowing a dental lab to develop implant-supported crowns or bridges.
When your new artificial teeth are ready, your dentist ensures they fit comfortably and secures them in place.
Take good care of dental crowns and bridges by not chewing on hard objects, flossing daily, and brushing your teeth after meals. Call the Jamison Innovative Dentistry office if a dental restoration gets damaged or falls out of your mouth, and attend dental cleanings and exams at least every six months.
To learn more about crowns and bridges at Jamison Innovative Dentistry and find out if they’re right for you, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.