Dental Bridges and Dental Crowns in Snellville, GA
At Parkway Dental, we offer a variety of dental restorations that can be used to restore the functionality of your teeth. In addition to dental implants, dentures, and root canals, we offer dental crowns and dental bridges as a means of repairing your smile.
Dental crowns are beautifully crafted pieces of tooth-colored material (we use e.max and zirconia) that are used to repair teeth with major areas of decay or other damage. The crown is designed to look and act just like a natural tooth and is cemented directly over your existing tooth to create a strong, realistic restoration. Dental crowns can repair:
- Cracks or fractures
- Large areas of decay
- Worn teeth
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
We can also craft crowns for use with dental implants and for cosmetic purposes. If you have a damaged tooth in need of repair, a dental crown might work great for you.
A fixed bridge is made up of three or more crowns and is used to completely replace one or more missing teeth. The crowns are cemented together and then attached to the surrounding teeth in order to literally “bridge” the gap left by your missing tooth. Fixed bridges will restore the appearance and functionality of your smile, but will not protect your jawbone from deterioration, as it still leaves the tooth socket empty. For a tooth replacement option that discourages deterioration, consider implant-supported restorations.
An implant-supported bridge works much like a fixed bridge or a partial denture in that it replaces just some of your natural teeth. Unlike a fixed bridge or partial denture, which is not secured into your gums, implant-supported bridges are anchored to your jawbone by dental implants. These implants create a secure foundation upon which stand your replacement teeth. If you need one or more teeth replaced, but are concerned about the health of your jawbone or the reliability of the restoration, an implant-supported bridge may be for you.
Inlays are similar to crowns in that they repair a damaged or decayed portion of your tooth. While crowns cover the visible portion of the tooth, inlays cover only the biting surface. Inlays help to resolve issues such as deepened crevices and large sections of decay on the biting surface of your tooth. If the damage is too extensive for a filling, but not extensive enough for a crown, an inlay may be the solution for you.
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