Dental Crowns & Bridges in Chattanooga
When you need to revitalize a tooth, porcelain crowns are a terrific option. Once the crown is placed, your tooth’s strength is restored. To better understand how porcelain crowns work, it would be helpful to review the following:
What exactly are dental crowns? A dental crown is essentially a “cap” used to cover a damaged tooth. It can be used to fix a tooth’s shape, size, and/or appearance.
Why would you wear a dental crown? If you have a weak, fractured, broken or decaying tooth, a dental crown is probably the solution for you. It can also act as a color correction tool and give you the cosmetic changes you desire.
How long will dental crowns last? With proper care, many dental crowns can last upwards of 15-20 years. At East Hamilton Dental, we make sure you have proper care-taking techniques in mind to increase your dental crown’s longevity.
How are dental crowns placed? The standard procedure for placing dental crowns begins with numbing your teeth and procuring dental impressions of the teeth and jaw. This ensures that your crown properly matches with the color and shape of your other teeth, jaw and face. Once the right color and fit is determined, it will seamlessly blend in with your other teeth.
What is a fixed bridge? A bridge combines three or more dental crowns to replace a lost tooth. Two crowns are attached to teeth surrounding a gap caused by one or more lost teeth, and support one to three replacement crowns. Fixed bridges and single tooth replacement crowns can also be supported by dental implants.
East Hamilton Dental aims to make your experience as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns during any part of the procedure, we want to make sure they’re answered and properly addressed. Your comfort is vital to our success.
If you think you need a dental crown, we will provide you with a free consultation to determine if that’s the case. It’s possible there is a less intrusive procedure available, which is why it’s always important to have your teeth checked by experts.