Dental Crowns and Bridges in Greenville, South Carolina
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crowns are made from many materials. However, the most common options match your tooth’s natural appearance. Crowns are used when a cavity is too large for a filling, your tooth is cracked or you are missing a tooth. These help restore its function and appearance while preventing further complications.
Reasons for a Crown
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Restoring a worn-down tooth
- Supporting a large filling
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Covering discolored teeth
Same-Day Crowns (in most cases)
Whether you’re restoring a broken tooth or covering discolored teeth, our same-day crown services can restore your smile in a single day so you can get back to what matters in your life. Traditionally, the process of creating crowns would usually take two or three visits, but thanks to technological innovations, we can now manufacture crowns right in our office. Take advantage of our same-day crown services today.
Tooth-colored fillings are created by carefully matching the color of the surrounding teeth. These fillings mimic and renew the natural appearance of the tooth structure ensuring a seamless cosmetic appearance. Not only do tooth colored fillings restore teeth that have been decayed or fractured, they can also be used to change the color, size, and shape of teeth. The majority of fillings are made from a composite resin filling and held in place by chemically bonding to the tooth.
What Is a Bridge?
A bridge is a more permanent replacement for missing teeth than dentures. It consists of two or more crowns and a false tooth in between. The crowns are attached to both sides of the gap on anchoring teeth. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. These appliances can restore the natural contour of your teeth and return your proper bite.
Benefits of a Bridge
As mentioned above, dental bridges restore the natural shape of your teeth. This allows for your smile and face shape to be restored and maintained. It also restores the ability to properly speak. By distributing the forces in your bite, it returns your ability to chew correctly. Most importantly, bridges prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Expert Advice, Expert Care
The staff at Greenville Center for Sedation Dentistry has extensive experience to determine if you need a crown or bridge. If these are not the best options for you, we will provide you with recommendations and possible courses of action. If you do need a crown or bridge, our safe and effective techniques will ensure you get the care and results you need. Also, we do the crowns on the same day.