Dental Crowns And Bridges
Beautiful and durable crowns 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. Missing or damaged teeth can be replaced with bridges, crowns or dental implants. When a full denture isn’t required, bridges are a durable replacement and are often a more affordable alternative to dental implants.
Find out about crowns or bridges with a Complimentary Consultation
In your complimentary Consultation, Dr. Wych will show you the possible options available to restore your smile to full health and function. When you come in for your complimentary Consultation, 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, after it has suffered from significant damage or decay. Because they are large and often a very visible part of your smile, 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, of 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
A dental bridge is a device 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. This changes the way your teeth fit together. A poor bite 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 complimentary consultation with one of our dentists, 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 in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing. 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 Columbia SC has to offer. Irmo Dentists Columbia SC are trained in every area of dentistry and take every care to provide a comforting service.
Our dental services are extensive and exceptional which include dental implants, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, dental veneers, Invisalign technology and painless dentistry to ensure we are the most professional and caring general and cosmetic dentistry in Irmo and Columbia SC.
Dr. Greg Wych’s Dental office in Columbia SC team prides itself on exceptional customer care. Visit our Dentist at Irmo SC today and see how we are making the city smile! See the difference, feel the difference.
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