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What You Need to Know about Tooth Crowns and Dental Bridges

August 12, 2021
Posted By: Shiflett Family Dental
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Many patients know that dental crowns in Columbus, OH play several important roles in dentistry. This includes working alongside a dental bridge to fill smile gaps.

Our dental office offers crowns on their own, and as anchors for the popular dental bridge. We rely on quality materials for these restorations and prosthetics, respectively.

How We Use Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over teeth. On its own, a dental crown provides the following benefits:

  • Supporting a damaged or weakened tooth following root canal therapy, deep decay, or trauma. This restores bite function and protects the tooth from further damage.
  • Concealing tooth flaws, including discoloration, chips, and shape abnormalities.
  • Topping a dental implant post (acting as a replacement tooth) to complete dental implant treatment.
  • Securing a dental bridge to healthy adjacent teeth on either side of the smile gap.

Do You Need a Dental Bridge in Columbus, OH?

A dental bridge closes the gap in your smile. It appears as a replacement tooth or teeth situated between dental crowns—one on either side of the prosthetic. Your dentist caps the healthy adjacent teeth so the replacement teeth can close your smile gap.

Our dental bridges—like our dental crowns—are natural-looking. They restore your bite and leave you with a beautiful and functional new smile.

Dental Crowns and Bridgework Care

With dental crowns on their own, there is no special maintenance—meaning it is safe to think of them like natural teeth that require brushing, flossing, and regular dental care.

However, a dental bridge requires a special cleaning brush and a floss threader to keep debris away from the gums. A member of our team will provide instructions following bridge placement.

Reach Out to the Best Dentist in Columbus, OH for More Information

Tooth crowns and dental bridges are excellent for supporting weak teeth, enhancing your teeth, and completing your smile. So if you’re ready to get started or if you have questions, give us a call today.  

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