Crowns & Bridges: Same-Day Treatment, Powerful Protection
Most people fear the idea of losing their teeth, but the older we get, the more likely it’ll happen. In fact, professionals estimate that the average adult will lose seven teeth by the time they’re 64 years old.
At St. Johns Dental Care, we want your smile to last you a lifetime—that’s why we offer dental crowns and dental bridges. These common tooth restoration options are ideal for patients missing one or more teeth.
Generally, we use dental crowns to protect existing teeth from further damage. A crown is a tooth-shaped prosthetic made from porcelain that’s placed on top of a damaged tooth—restoring its size, shape, strength, and appearance.
At St. Johns Dental Care, we proudly offer same-day crowns with CEREC. CEREC allows us to design and manufacture crowns in our office—that means you’ll never leave our office without a fully functioning tooth replacement.
Furthermore, Dr. Connelly uses a color guide to locate the perfect shade, matching our dental crowns with your natural teeth. The porcelain doesn’t only look like your teeth, but it feels like them too; their durable nature makes them ideal for everyday wear and tear.
Some conditions that make crowns the right option:
- Large fillings
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Root canal therapy
- Your smile needs enhancement
Bridges, like crowns, are made of porcelain and designed to resemble your natural teeth. At St. Johns Dental Care, we use bridges to fill gaps in your smile—restoring its appearance and function while protecting the gums from disease.
Even though dental bridges are fixed and non-removable, they aren’t permanent, so you’ll need to replace them in the future.
The most common type of bridge we offer is the traditional bridge. This bridge uses two crowns anchored on natural teeth to provide the support that the prosthetic needs.
Some situations that make dental bridges the best option are:
- If you’re trying to prevent misaligning your smile
- If you suffer from tooth loss
- If you want to restore proper chewing and speaking function
- If you’re going to revitalize your smile
- If you’re going to upgrade from removable partial dentures
Increased Strength with Dental Implants
One revolutionary service we offer our St. Johns patients is dental implants. Dental implants are ideal for replacing missing teeth, but their advantageous nature can strengthen your crowns and bridges as well.
Implant-supported crowns and implant-supported bridges provide robust results that our patients can enjoy proudly. While the implant increases the strength and function of the prosthetic, it also helps your smile maintain the proper structure.
Dental implants compliment our restorative treatments by offering an attractive approach to cost-effective dental care—the longevity associated with implants negates any costly maintenance.
Visit Dr. Connelly in St. Johns, MI today!
Let your beautiful, restored smile speak for itself. Dr. Connelly can determine what the best course of treatment depends on your current condition and your needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.