Dentist in Indianapolis describes dental crowns and bridges
Restorations are common in general and restorative dentistry. At Washington Street Dentistry in Indianapolis, Dr. Matthew Church is proud to provide patients with a myriad of treatment options, including dental crowns and bridges.
What is a dental bridge?
It is a restoration made from porcelain crowns and false teeth, called pontics, fused into one piece. The purpose of a bridge is to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. The bridge is anchored in place using the teeth adjacent to the space left behind. Bridges can last many years with proper care and attention, and are an alternative to dental implants or dentures.
What is a dental crown?
It is a restoration that acts as a “cap” to cover the exposed part of a tooth. It can provide an extra layer of protection for a tooth that is weak or brittle. Damaged teeth benefit from this restoration. Dental crowns are also used over dental implants to function as a false tooth and repair the appearance and efficiency of the smile.
Dental crowns and bridges fabricated for patients of Washington Street Dentistry are made from durable, beautiful porcelain. Porcelain is a common dental material because it is strong and mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This gives it beauty as well as longevity. Preparations are made to the teeth and impressions are taken and used to fabricate the new restorations. This is done at a dental laboratory in a few weeks. Patients return to have their restorations bonded in place.
An appointment is a phone call away
Dr. Matthew Church and his team offer a wide range of restorations including dental crowns and bridges. Contact him today at (317) 333-6788 our office is conveniently located at 10932 East Washington Street. Our team is here to help!