Porcelain crowns are a great choice for both front and back teeth, as they are easily matched with your surrounding teeth. The two types of porcelain crown are porcelain-fused-to-metal and all porcelain crowns. The main benefits of porcelain crowns are that they natural blend with your teeth, restore your smile and allow you to eat the foods you always loved. Once you have porcelain crowns fitted, they will also prevent further decay from occurring in the natural tooth. The crowns are comfortably fitted, so you won't even notice the difference in your usual bite.
Cosmetic dental crowns, or caps as they are commonly known, are fitted as a restorative measure to replace cracked or broken teeth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, the most common of which are porcelain and ceramic. The crown is designed to blend in with your natural teeth, creating a uniform appearance when you smile. Dr. Oliver provides a full care service for the fitting of cosmetic dental crowns, in conjunction with any other dental work required to bring you back to full oral health. Weakened or damaged teeth promote the spread of decay, which could lead to you needing an extraction. However, having a crown fitted will strengthen the affected tooth and help stop the spread of decay.
A fixed dental bridge, once fitted, is a permanent cosmetic replacement for your missing or damaged teeth. They can only be removed by a dentist, so you don't need to worry about taking the crown out in order to clean it, once fitted. Dr. Oliver will usually recommend a fixed dental bridge if you have one or more missing teeth. The bridge, with false teeth attached, will help prevent surrounding teeth from twisting or becoming otherwise out of shape. So long as you maintain good oral hygiene once your bridge is fitted, it should last you a lifetime. Aesthetically the teeth – usually made from porcelain or ceramic – will match your other teeth and retain the integrity of your smile.
Call our office today at (843) 376-4157 to schedule a consultation to see if crowns and bridges are right for you.