With time and age, it is common for our teeth to undergo a lot of stress. Decay, grinding, and trauma can all cause the affected teeth to weaken or fall out entirely. Dental crowns and bridges allow you to restore the appearance and health of your teeth while simultaneously helping to prevent further damage.
Our cosmetic dentists are highly experienced at creating beautiful smiles and promoting oral health with our dental crown and bridges procedures. If you are experiencing weakened or missing teeth, please contact our office at 864-297-5268 to schedule your personal consultation. We will thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth to determine the best approach for a healthier, more confident smile. We welcome patients from the Greenville, Five Forks, and Greer communities of South Carolina.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are used to completely cover a tooth that has been weakened by decay, grinding, or trauma. This covering of the tooth not only will help to absorb the force of impact from chewing, but will promote better oral health by helping to prevent the damage from worsening or spreading to other teeth.
Your crown will be custom-made at our state-of-the-art facility using CEREC’s advanced, same-day crown technology. These crowns are designed to look identical to your own natural teeth, making for extremely realistic and elegant outcomes.
Other types of crowns may use different materials, including more traditional, metal-based covers. Our crowns are designed to provide a more natural appearance of the teeth.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are designed to restore areas of missing teeth by using dental crowns to support the replacement teeth. The crowns are placed over the teeth on both sides of the gap, providing a strong support for the replacement teeth that will fill the space. In addition to their cosmetic benefit, dental bridges can also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting or tilting.
This method for tooth replacement can be used to replace one or multiple teeth in a row. Dental bridges use the same same-day technology used for our custom-made crowns and will provide you with very natural-looking results for a beautiful and healthy smile.
What Can I Expect from My Dental Crown Procedure?
Our same-day crown procedure typically takes about three hours from start to finish. During this time, you will be made comfortable within our office and will have 60-90 minutes to read, watch TV, and relax while your custom crown is created. Your cosmetic dentist will then carefully put the crown in place to complete the restoration of the affected tooth/teeth.
How Long Do Crowns and Bridges Last?
Crowns and bridges are designed to last about 5-10 years, though many last much longer when cared for properly. Our dental team will check the condition of your crowns and bridges during your regular visits to our office and will let you know if there is any sign that a crown or bridge should need to be replaced.
What Alternative Tooth Replacement Options Are Available Near Me?
At Flatrock Family Dentistry, we also offer patients the benefit of permanent dental implants. Unlike crowns and bridges, our dental implant procedure consists of implanting a titanium root within the jawbone for an extremely strong foundation and support of the replacement teeth, as well as several additional health benefits.
Schedule Your Crown or Bridge Consultation with Us Today
Improve your smile with our custom-made crowns and bridges. To schedule your personal consultation, please give our office a call to speak with a member of our team. Our number is 864-297-5268. We are proud to serve the Greenville, Five Forks, and Greer communities of South Carolina.