Bishop Family Dental is a Salt Lake City Cosmetic Dentist that provides dental crowns and bridges in a way that is natural while restoring oral health issues. Bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment in addition to strengthening a damaged tooth. This procedure can also restore functionality of your mouth making it easy to eat, drink and speak like normal.
Dental CrownsCrowns are used to cover or cap a damaged tooth, an implant, replace a large filling and even a tooth that is discolored. Caps also protect weak or fractured teeth. They are also vital in dental procedures like bridges and root canals.
Crowns can be made in three different materials all metal, ceramic on metal and ceramic. Dr. Bishop will determine what material will be used based on where the crown is located. Crowns can last anywhere from seven to forty years if a good oral health routine is maintained. Dr. Bishop will file down the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Most crowns require the patient to have a temporary crown applied while the permanent crown is made. At our Salt Lake City Crown Dentist office we have the technology to have it completed in one visit. Dr. Bishop will discuss your options and you can choose the best option for you and your schedule.
Dental BridgesBridges are commonly used if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps in teeth can lead to your reaming teeth to shift affecting your overall bite.
A bridge is made by creating a crown on either side and placing a false tooth between the crowns. At our Salt Lake City Cap Dentist office location Dr. Bishop will make an impression of your teeth and a crown will be made as an exact fit to your teeth. Most crowns and bridges require the patient to have a temporary crown applied while the permanent crown is made. Some bridge procedures require multiple visits, but Dr. Bishop will discuss your options and you can choose the best option for you and your schedule. Bridges last five to seven years, but cavities are the main culprit for bridges to fall. Proper oral health is the key to a long lasting bridge.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of dental terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s oral care guide. 2015
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