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Crowns & Bridges

Beautiful and Bridges Can Restore Your Smile!

Sometimes more than a filling is needed to repair a tooth. If a tooth is severely decayed, broken or missing, a crown or dental bridge may be what you need.  When a full denture isn’t required, bridges are a durable replacement and are often a more affordable alternative to dental implants.


Learn More about Crowns or Bridges 

In your new patient examination, Dr. Wych will show you the possible options available to restore your smile to full health and function. When you come in for your complete dental examination, Dr. Wych will:

  • Listen to your needs

  • Fully explain your treatment options

  • Help you determine a treatment plan to restore your smile to full health and beauty

Beautiful, Permanent Crowns Can Transform Your Smile

Crowns fully cover your natural tooth, if your tooth has suffered from significant damage or decay. We work hard to provide you with crowns that enhance your smile, and look and feel like your natural tooth. Your permanent natural-looking crowns are made precisely for you to our exact specification with the highest quality materials at our trusted dental lab. We will make sure that it fits your smile perfectly.


Why do I need a crown?

You may need a crown because of:

  • Broken or cracked teeth

  • Extensive tooth decay

  • A tooth that has had root canal therapy

  • Large metal or tooth-colored fillings that weaken the remaining tooth

  • Teeth that have large fillings that are breaking down and cannot be refilled

  • A permanently stained or discolored tooth

  • A misaligned or misshaped tooth

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. Gaps between teeth can cause chewing problems. If even one tooth is missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. Shifting teeth changes the way your teeth fit together. Shifting teeth may cause a poor bite that may make your jaw sore. Your teeth may become harder to clean which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to fill gaps between teeth and a bridge is one way to accomplish that. A typical bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two surrounding crowns. Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth.


Is a Bridge the Best Option?

In many cases, a dental implant is preferable to a bridge when you have missing teeth. An implant can help you preserve the bone in your jaw as well as your bite, and will look and feel completely natural. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Wych, and discuss the options that would work best for you.

Bridges, Dentures or Implants?

Dr. Wych has the experience to recommend the right option for you.

For some patients, fixed bridges or removable dentures are not the perfect solution to missing teeth and often bring with them a number of other problems. Fixed bridges often require the cutting down of adjacent healthy teeth, and removable dentures may lead to bone loss. Recurrent decay, periodontal (gum) disease, and other factors often doom fixed bridgework to early failure. For these reasons, fixed bridges and removable dentures usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years, compared to an up to 25-year life span for dental implants.


Beautiful permanent teeth fitted comfortably and gently.

Dr. Wych has extensive advanced training in dental implants, and can provide you with beautiful, natural-looking, comfortable permanent teeth. For more information about Dr. Wych’s gentle approach to dental implants, click here.

Our experienced dental staff work hard to ensure you receive the best care and treatment that any cosmetic dentist in Columbia, SC has to offer. Staff are trained in every area of dentistry and take every care to provide a comforting service.

Our dental services are extensive and exceptional here at The Art of Dentistry.  Our services include dental implants, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, dental veneers, Invisalign technology and painless dentistry to ensure we are the most professional and caring treatments in South Carolina.

Dr. Greg Wych’s Dental office in Columbia, SC prides itself on exceptional customer care. Visit our Dental office in Irmo, SC today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference.

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