Crowns & bridges for improving the appearance of teeth at Really Smile.
If you have cracked, crooked, eroded, gapped, and discolored teeth, your Carmel, Indiana dentist may have just the solution for you.
A crown is used for repairing teeth that are:
Also called dental caps, crowns may also be used for covering the gap left by missing teeth, for securing a dental bridge, and for covering the tooth root of a dental implant.
A dental crown covers the tooth, improving its appearance. It’s custom made and crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. Smith will make sure that your dental crown matches the appearance and color of your teeth.
Bridges, on the other hand, are used as replacements for missing teeth.
- Fill in the gaps left by lost teeth
- Help balance biting surfaces
- Correct a bite problem
- Help prevent problems that may be caused by gaps between teeth such as gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Dental bridges are created by fitting caps over the teeth nearest the gaps. These will become the anchors or abutment teeth that will secure the prosthetic teeth that will fill in the gap left by missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants may be used to anchor bridges. The prosthetic teeth, also called pontics, are made of porcelain, alloys, or a combination of materials.
Find out more about dental crowns and bridges by calling Really Smile at 317-451-4050. Dr. Smith and the rest of the staff at our Carmel, IN office will be glad to further discuss the advantages and disadvantages of crowns and bridges and if they are the best solutions for you. You may also get in touch with us by filling out our online appointment form here.