Crown and bridge restorations are an integral part of our dental practice because they are so important in protecting our patients’ smiles.
Dental crowns prolong the life of your natural tooth by protecting it when it sustains damage or deep decay and is no longer structurally strong enough to support the workload put on the tooth. Dental bridges fill the gap when a patient loses a tooth.
How Dental Crowns Work
Unlike a filling, which seals your tooth after a small amount of decay has been removed, a dental crown, or cap, completely covers your tooth – like a protective helmet. By completely covering your tooth, your dental crown will support your tooth when you chew and keep out food and bacteria.
Saving your teeth is often the healthiest and most affordable way to protect your smile.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Dr. Dastrup has years of experience creating durable dental crowns for patients – with great results!
As with all treatment, he will make sure your tooth is completely numb before beginning.
After assuring your supporting tooth is strong and free of decay, Dr. Dastrup will take an impression to create a permanent restoration that fits precisely with your adjacent and opposing teeth. He will place a temporary restoration on your tooth to keep it comfortable and bacteria-free while your permanent crown is created at our trusted dental lab.
We use metal-free, tooth-colored crowns that eliminate unsightly dark margins. What this means for you is a more natural appearance. No one will notice that you have dental crowns.
Bridging the Gap in Your Smile
Bridges are a stable and reliable way to fill the gap in your smile. Because your dental bridge attaches to your adjacent teeth, it will be immobile when you chew and speak. Dr. Dastrup will prepare the two healthy adjacent teeth for the dental crowns that suspend your artificial tooth in place. The entire bridge unit will match your teeth, appearing seamless when you smile.
Dental bridges do require some special care. You will need to keep the entire area clean in order to avoid periodontal disease, which can destroy your teeth and your dentistry. You should also avoid chewing on hard substances like ice or hard candy. Your bridge will be durable but is not indestructible, so common sense care is advised. We will discuss some of the tricks and tips to keeping your dentistry free from damage.
Do You Want a Comfortable and Beautiful Smile?
Give our Davidson, NC dental office a call to set up an appointment with Dr. Dastrup. Our team of dental professionals will make sure that you get the quality dental care you need to stay healthy.