Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Inspiring Smiles

General, Cosmetic, & Periodontal Dentistry located in Cumming, GA

If you are living with misshapen, discolored, or missing teeth, Page Barden, DDS, MSD, can help. Inspiring Smiles builds healthy and beautiful smiles for patients in Cumming, Georgia, with dental crowns or bridges that can correct and protect your smile. To learn more about crowns and bridges, call today or schedule an appointment online.

Crowns & Bridges Q & A

Inspiring Smiles

What is a crown?

If you have a tooth that is a different size and shape or if you have a tooth that needs additional support, Dr. Barden might recommend a crown. Crowns are small caps that are placed on top of a tooth to strengthen or improve its appearance and protect against decay. A crown can be an excellent overall improvement to your smile for many reasons, including:

  • Cover and support teeth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Restore teeth that have been damaged or broken
  • Treat misshapen and discolored teeth or dental implants

Dr. Barden shapes and molds your crown to match the shade and style of your teeth to create a natural look and feel. Crowns have become one of the most common treatments for patients to maintain a beautiful smile after damage or decay. For those that have decaying roots in the teeth, a crown may be applied to the tooth after a root canal procedure to restore and protect it.

What is a bridge?

Unlike a crown that replaces a tooth that is already in place, a bridge fills gaps a series of missing teeth create. A bridge is made up of a strip of faux teeth that match the look and feel of your smile.

Bridges can come in two different forms: fixed partial bridge and removable bridge. A fixed partial bridge is adhered to your teeth much like a crown, while a removable bridge functions more like a denture with the ability to remove and replace it on your own.

A bridge helps:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew food
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Restore your speech and pronunciation
  • Adjust your bite
  • Prevent other teeth from moving out of place

Dr. Barden will suggest the best form of bridge depending on your specific needs, lifestyle, and dental health.

How do I care for a bridge or crown?

Caring for a bridge or crown is similar to caring for your natural teeth. While these dental devices are a protective layer for the teeth underneath, they still need to be treated with care. Dr. Barden may suggest for those with crowns to be mindful of the foods that they consume. Chewing hard or overly sticky foods should be done carefully to prevent damage. Also, it’s important to brush twice daily and floss every day to remove plaque around the tooth.

If you have a damaged tooth, missing teeth, or are unhappy with your smile, crowns and bridges can be a great option. Call or schedule an appointment online to restore your smile today.