Find Out What Crowns And Bridges Can Do For Your Smile

If you are self-conscious because your teeth are damaged, discolored, or missing, it’s time to talk to a qualified dentist about what crowns and bridgescrowns and bridges can do for your smile. If you live in West Allis, WI, consider contacting Dr. Jeffrey Welnak of Root River Dental about the possibilities crowns and bridges can offer you.

Crowns and bridges are both permanent prosthetic dental devices. A crown is a tooth-like device that covers a damaged or discolored tooth; crowns are also placed over dental implants. Crowns are great options for protecting teeth from further decay such as teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. Crowns also provide a natural looking cosmetic option for a damaged or discolored tooth. Because the crown is designed to your particular needs and specifications, the crown mimics your natural tooth in shape, color, and function.

Crown procedures are usually done in two visits. During the first appointment, your West Allis dentist will assess your situation, make an impression of your mouth, and prepare the tooth to receive the crown. Your dentist will then likely install a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. When the permanent crown is completed – it will be custom manufactured – your dentist will then remove the temporary crown and attach the permanent.

A bridge is a device used to fill a space caused by a missing tooth or teeth. Your West Allis dentist will install the bridge, which may consist of up to three prosthetic teeth, between two healthy teeth or even between two implants. The bridge will not only fill in the space in your smile caused by the missing teeth but will also help restore your ability to speak and chew by mimicking the function and action of your natural teeth.

Like crowns, bridge procedures are usually done in two visits to your West Allis dentist.

Both procedures are safe, effective, and durable – with proper oral care and hygiene your crowns and bridges should last many years before they need to be replaced.

If you are seeking a qualified dentist in West Allis to help you find out more about what crowns and bridges can do for your smile, contact Dr. Jeffrey Welnak of Root River Dental at 414-545-2050.