Restore and Enhance Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges can enhance the appearance of your teeth and restore their strength to improve their proper functionality. At Lincoln Dental Associates, we use the latest technologies to ensure that the results look great and fit perfectly in your mouth.
Some of the most common reasons patients get crowns and bridges include:
- Repairing broken or cracked teeth
- Enhancing the appearance of your visible teeth
- Covering a tooth after a root canal
- Repairing significantly decayed teeth
The materials and techniques we use for these solutions help strengthen teeth that have been damaged by trauma, infections, and cavities. Most importantly, crowns allow us to preserve as much of the original, natural tooth as we can.
What Are Dental Crowns and Do You Need One?
Dental crowns are tooth-like coverings that go over the cracked or decayed tooth. Crowns help protect the tooth from further damage as well as enhance the appearance of the tooth. Crowns come in a variety of materials with the most common being metal alloy and porcelain ceramic. At Lincoln Dental Associates, our metal-free dental crowns in Lincoln, NE offer a great cosmetic and restorative solution for your smile.
We will likely recommend crowns for patients who have lost part or most of their natural tooth (or teeth). While the patient’s tooth can be mostly destroyed by trauma or decay, a crown can protect and save the remaining portion of the tooth. Only teeth that can be saved are candidates for a crown. If none of the tooth can be saved, we’ll recommend a bridge or an implant.
Crowns can be a quick and effective solution to repair damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. The final results will be practically indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
When Do You Need a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are smile restoration options for patients missing multiple teeth and who may not have the jaw bone density needed for dental implants. Unlike an implant, bridges will make use of the two existing teeth around the gap left by the missing tooth. These two teeth act as anchors for a crown between them, literally bridging the gap.
A bridge is often the best option if, for some reason, a patient isn’t a good candidate for a regular implant. Our dental bridges in Lincoln, NE will still restore the look of your smile, stop teeth from shifting out of place and becoming crooked, and restore your ability to eat and speak normally.
Contact us today to learn more about your options and we’ll work with you to determine the best choice.