How are crowns and bridges used as a part of Putney dentistry?

Restoring the smile after damage or disease is an essential part of dentistry that is often overlooked. Cosmetic dentistry is just as important as general dentistry, as it can be used to maintain the beauty and appearance of a patient’s smile. The team at Gentle Dental Putney offers both general and cosmetic treatments to help a patient feel great about their smile and keep it healthy at the same time.

An integral part of dentistry includes that of crowns and bridges. These are two common restorations used to maintain biting and chewing efficiency, protecting the teeth, and maintaining a beautiful smile.

Dental Crowns
Crowns are used to cover a natural tooth to protect it and to change its appearance. It can also be used to restore a dental implant and act as a false tooth. These are made from porcelain, and are created from impressions of the patient’s smile and fabricated at an outside laboratory. They are made to match the shape and color of the existing natural teeth to blend in aesthetically with the rest of the patient’s smile. Special bonding adhesives are used to place the crown over the tooth and hold it in place.

Dental Bridges
Bridges are made from two crowns and one or more pontics, or false teeth. When a patient loses one or more teeth within his or her dental arch, a bridge can be placed to fill the gap and restore the beauty and functionality of the smile. The crowns are bonded over the surrounding teeth and the pontics fall into place where the natural teeth once were. This is a more permanent solution to tooth loss than a partial denture, but not nearly as long lasting as a dental implant. The team at Gentle Dental Putney will discuss a patient’s options when they have experienced tooth loss and will work with the patient to determine the best restoration for their smile, budget, and lifestyle.

If you live in the Putney area and you are considering a quality dental team to place dental crowns, bridges, or other restorations, call Gentle Dental Putney today to schedule your free consultation visit.
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