At East Limestone Family Dental, Dr. Fitts and his staff specialize in crown and bridges. If you have absent or damaged teeth that need long-term treatment, we will fix the issue in only a few simple procedures. Bridges and crowns for teeth act as tops for your original teeth, acting like strong, natural-looking prosthetics to give you a beautiful smile.
Also referred to as a cap, crowns encase the whole tooth surface, bringing it back to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens a tooth that cannot be restored with fillings and other types of restorations.
While there are several types of crowns, ceramic tooth-colored dental crowns are the most requested because they look so similar to natural teeth. Dental crowns are tough, but like most dental restorations, they may need to be renewed eventually. Dental porcelain crowns are designed to match the shape, size and color of your teeth to leave you with a beautiful new smile. The procedure for adding a new cap is fast and painless for most patients in Athens, AL.
Dental crowns can fix:
A fixed dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace absent teeth. Fixed bridges can come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but Dr. Fitts can show you which options are best for your personal situation. The “traditional bridge” is our most requested bridge and is usually composed of ceramic and stainless steel. These materials create a dental bridge that looks like your original teeth.
A traditional bridge is linked prosthetics that attach to your natural, or abutment, teeth with a pontic tooth between them. This pontic tooth fills the space where your missing tooth would be. Traditional bridges are a great solution for several missing teeth and are long-lasting. With typical use, bridges can function for decades, particularly when properly cared for by your dentist.
Ask about fixed bridges, if you have:
From our office in Harvest, AL, we serve patients of all ages in Athens, AL. Regardless if you want a dental crown, bridge or a routine checkup, we offer a suite total dental care. Restore your smile with our affordable dental crowns and bridges today.