By Sean Stannard, DDS
February 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if crowns or bridges could give you the transformational smile you crowns and bridges

Did you know an attractive smile is one of the first features another person notices? In fact, a healthy smile can make someone look more attractive, confident, and personable. So, does your smile give off these positive traits or does it leave a little something to be desired? If it’s the latter, that’s okay. Luckily, your Waterford, MI dentists Dr. Wolf, Dr. Sean Stannard and Dr. David Studt are here to help.

What do crowns do?

A dental crown is designed to fit completely over the crown of a damaged tooth. Since a damaged tooth is more susceptible to further damage, your cosmetic dentists in Waterford may recommend getting a crown to renew strength, aesthetics, and function back into the tooth. A crown can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or metal and is usually used to:

  • Restore broken or fractured teeth
  • Protect damaged or weakened teeth
  • Hide a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
  • Cover over a tooth that has recently had root canal treatment
  • Attach a dental bridge
  • Cover over a dental implant

If you are looking to achieve any of these results for your smile, a dental crown may be the right option.

What is the purpose of a dental bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge is one of the best options to consider. When a gap is left over in your smile this can cause other teeth to shift into the empty space, which can cause even more issues for you. Before this happens a dental bridge can be placed to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

A dental bridge contains two dental crowns, which are cemented over healthy natural teeth to hold the bridge in place. The bridge also contains one or more false teeth (depending on the severity of your tooth loss), which will take the place of the missing teeth. Both a dental crown and a bridge are custom-made using impressions taken of your teeth to create a restoration that looks and feels comfortable and natural.

Turn to the Waterford, MI dental team at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry to revive your smile. Call us today to schedule an appointment and let us know you’re interested in getting crowns and/or bridges.


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