Dental Crowns & Bridges for Colorado Springs, CO
There’s no planning for decay, infection and accidents -- and they can all happen to the best of us. Even patients with wonderful oral hygiene habits may require restorative care from time to time. And when it happens to you, you’ll be relieved to know you’ve got wonderful options with restorative dentistry from Springs Dental Care. Yes, a dental crown or bridge in Colorado Springs may be just what you need to smile, speak and eat with confidence once again! Keep reading to learn more about this trusted restoration from your dentist in Colorado Springs, Dr. Ivy Webb and Dr. Richard Cea.
Dental Crowns & Bridges Restore Smiles Flawlessly
Crowns and bridges have a lot in common, but they’re not the same. The most significant difference is that crowns are used to restore existing teeth from serious decay and damage, while bridges are used to replace one, two or a few missing teeth. Let’s take a closer look at each treatment.
If you’ve got a damaged tooth that’s interfering with the normal function of your smile, you may benefit greatly from a beautiful crown placed by the team at Springs Dental Care. They’re thin caps usually made of porcelain that fit directly over the damaged tooth, sealing it off from future problems and beautifully restoring its form, allowing you to use the tooth normally once again.
Traditionally, the procedure for dental crowns has been split over two visits to the dental office -- but with CEREC technology at Springs Dental Care, we reduce the treatment time by more than half. That means your Colorado Springs dentist can prepare for, create and place your dental crown in just one visit to our office!
Crowns perform a number of functions, including:
- Holding together parts of a broken tooth, restoring its regular strength and stability
- Restoring a cracked or fractured tooth
- Restoring seriously decayed teeth
- Improving the aesthetics of a flawed tooth
Dental crowns also play a significant role in the function of a dental bridge.
Dental Bridges Replace One or More Teeth
While dental crowns restore an existing tooth, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Forming an actual bridge, they’re created using a dental crown on either side of the gap left by missing teeth -- and the crowns anchor the prosthetic teeth that go between. Dental bridges are a wonderful way to regain the function of your teeth when there is no natural tooth to anchor the restoration to.
Caring for Your Dental Crown & Bridge
After you’ve had your crown or bridge placed, it’s now more important than ever that you maintain excellent oral hygiene to keep it and the rest of your natural teeth as healthy as can be. Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist as recommended (at least once every six months) are crucial steps for enjoying fantastic teeth for a lifetime.
Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you’re ready to repair your decayed or damaged teeth, don’t wait another day to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, functioning smile. Your Colorado Springs dentist can help with a simple crown or bridge -- call us to schedule your appointment today!