If your teeth are damaged or missing, our experienced dentists may recommend dental crowns or bridges to give you back a healthy smile. During your initial consultation, we will examine your mouth to determine which treatment will be most beneficial for you, and we will review all treatment options with you so that you can make an informed decision about your dental health.
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are a restorative treatment designed to cover and protect your teeth after they have been damaged. A crown works by covering the entire visible portion of your tooth, restoring its strength, functionality and appearance. Crowns are typically recommended to restore teeth that are broken or damaged by decay, disease or injury.
Your dental crown is custom designed to fit your smile perfectly, and it provides a long-term solution for your smile. Crowns may also be placed atop an implant post to finish replacing a missing tooth.
Dental bridges are a type of prosthetic tooth replacement. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several missing teeth in a row. Bridges close the gaps caused by your missing teeth, preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of place and allowing you to chew and speak normally. Bridges are fixed, or non-removable, restorations, and are usually anchored in place with crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the prosthetic tooth or teeth. They may also be supported by a dental implant. In some cases, a bridge may be recommended to replace a partial denture.
To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and bridges in Kingman, Arizona, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, contact Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry today at 928-757-3225.