Bridges & Crowns
Replace & Restore
Sometimes, disease or trauma damages a tooth beyond repair. Keeping a damaged tooth in your mouth can be both painful and dangerous, as infections can spread. Lexington Family Dentistry is happy to fit patients with crowns and bridges to replace severely damaged or missing teeth, restoring both health and beauty to your smile.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. Dr. Craver will discuss the best options with you for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
The Highest Standards
You and your smile deserve the very best dental care. We are committed to a standard of excellence that allows us to achieve optimal dental health.
The Best Experience
Dental visits can understandably make people uneasy. We strive to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, coupled with highly personalized care.
The Right Expertise
Not only are we highly skilled and trained, but we also pride ourselves on continuing to learn so we can provide state of the art dental care. All to keep your smile healthy.