Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Fairview Dental in Fairview, NC, we offer comprehensive dental solutions to restore and enhance your smile, including expertly crafted dental crowns and bridges. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch restorative dentistry services to improve your teeth’ aesthetics and functionality. Discover how dental crowns and bridges can help you regain confidence in your smile and oral health.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns or caps are custom-made prosthetic covers that encase a damaged, weakened, or discolored tooth. These crowns replicate the natural appearance of your teeth while providing strength and protection and are made from durable materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys.

When Are Dental Crowns Recommended?

  • Tooth Restoration: Crowns restore teeth severely decayed, cracked, or damaged due to trauma.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: They can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, enhancing your smile’s overall aesthetics.
  • Protection After Root Canal: Following a root canal procedure, we may place a crown to strengthen the treated tooth.
  • Anchoring Dental Bridges: Crowns serve as anchors to support dental bridges, bridging the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

Dr. Mike Martinsen ensures a seamless crown placement process:

  • Assessment: We conduct a thorough examination and may take digital X-rays to determine if a crown is necessary.
  • Tooth Preparation: We will carefully shape the damaged tooth to accommodate the crown.
  • Impressions: We will take precise impressions of the prepared tooth to create a custom crown.
  • Temporary Crown: While your permanent crown is being crafted, we provide a temporary crown to protect the tooth.
  • Final Placement: Once ready, the permanent crown is bonded securely to the tooth, restoring its strength and appearance.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are fixed prosthetic devices designed to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between healthy adjacent teeth. These restorations consist of artificial teeth (pontics) supported by dental crowns or implants on either side.

When Are Dental Bridges Recommended?

  • Tooth Replacement: Bridges are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your ability to chew and speak.
  • Preserving Oral Health: They help prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting or tilting into the gap, maintaining proper bite alignment.
  • Enhancing Aesthetics: Dental bridges improve the appearance of your smile, boosting your self-confidence.

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

Our dental experts follow a meticulous process to ensure your dental bridge fits seamlessly and functions effectively:

We assess your oral health, take impressions, and discuss bridge options that best suit your needs.

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How Long Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Last?

Dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years or even longer with proper care and maintenance. The lifespan of a dental bridge can vary, but good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can last ten years or more.

Reclaim Your Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges in Fairview

If you want to restore your smile’s strength, function, and beauty, dental crowns and bridges at Fairview Dental in Fairview, NC, offer effective solutions. Dr. Mike Martinsen can help you regain your confidence and oral health. Please schedule a consultation with us today to explore how dental crowns and bridges can transform your smile and enhance your quality of life.