At East Limestone Family Dental in Harvest, Dr. Fitts and his staff specialize in crown and dental bridges. If you have missing or decayed teeth in need of permanent treatment, we can help with just a few simple procedures. Crowns and bridges sit on top of your original teeth, acting as functioning, natural looking replacements to give you a seamless smile.
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 crowns are the most popular because they resemble natural teeth. 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 of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile. The procedure for installing a dental crown is fast and relatively painless.
Why get dental crowns?
A dental bridge is a fixed, non-removable dental appliance designed to replace missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges, but your dentist can show you the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This method generates a natural-looking dental bridge that will look like original healthy teeth.
A traditional bridge is made of two crowns placed over two anchoring abutment teeth that are attached to artificial teeth called pontics. This fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years with normal wear, especially with regular checkups.
Why get a fixed bridge?
At East Limestone Family Dental, we serve patients of all ages. Whether you need a crown, bridge or a simple cleaning, we’re Harvest, Alabama’s choice for a lifetime of dental care. Get your smile back with your dental crown and bridge dentist today.