Dr. James Shaheen may recommend a dental crown or bridge when your teeth have been damaged or are missing. Crowns and bridges are durable restorations, and they can provide you with natural-looking and completely functional prosthetic teeth. For more information about dental crowns and bridges in New Hudson, Michigan, and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact Smiles of Grand River at 734-707-8764.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration designed to fit over your damaged tooth, covering the entire visible portion of the tooth to protect it and prevent further damage from occurring. Crowns are often recommended for teeth that are fractured, severely decayed, or that cannot support large fillings.
Dental bridges are often recommended when you are missing a tooth, or if you are missing several teeth in a row. Missing teeth cause your remaining teeth to shift in your mouth, creating a bad bite and marring your smile. Bridges hold your teeth in place, closing the gap in your smile and helping you maintain a proper bite. Your dental bridge will consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, which are anchored in place with crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.
If you have any questions about dental crowns or bridges, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, please call our office today.