Indianapolis, IN area dentist provides crowns and bridges for restoring broken or lost teeth
The smile is the first impression given to everyone we see. This is why it is so important to have it looking its best. When problems arise within the smile, it is essential to see a dentist to have restorative work done whenever possible. For teeth that are broken or lost, crowns and bridges are often a viable solution.
Restorations commonly used in dentistry
Crowns and bridges are both restorations that most dental practices use to repair the smile. Both are ceramic restorations, but have different purposes.
Crowns are used in a variety of ways. They can:
- Cover permanent staining on a tooth
- Provide strength to a tooth that has a large filling or recently undergone root canal therapy
- Restore a dental implant to act as a false tooth
- Be fused to pontics to create a dental bridge
Dental crowns cover the entire area of a tooth by being bonded into place, and offer patients a solution that looks completely natural.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They can replace one tooth in-between existing ones, or several teeth in a row. This is because they are fabricated with a crown on each end and pontics (false teeth) in-between. The restoration is bonded into place by using the adjacent, existing teeth for support. Bridges are often chosen as a more permanent option to dentures, but an affordable alternative to dental implants.
Both crowns and bridges are available from Dr. Matthew Church at Washington Street Dentistry to repair and restore the smile as needed. They are fabricated with strong, durable, and natural-looking materials such as porcelain.
Schedule an appointment today at Washington Street Dentistry
When patients in the Indianapolis, IN area are ready to discuss solutions such as dental crowns and bridges, they are welcome to speak to Dr. Matthew Church and his team. Contact him today at (317) 333-6788 to schedule a visit and see him in his practice at 10935 East Washington Street.