Crowns & Bridges in Ocean City, MD
By the age of 50, most Americans will have experienced a cracked or missing tooth. Crowns and bridges are common solutions for many patients, and modern crowns and bridges have big advantages over their older counterparts.
At Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we provide superior care combined with high-quality materials to offer our patients beauty and longevity in their dentistry.
Our Ocean City dentists take into account not just the affected tooth or teeth, but also how they are related to the rest of your bite so that you have restorative dentistry that not only looks great but is also functional.
Quality Dental Crowns
If you have a cracked tooth, a tooth with a root canal, or a tooth with a large filling, you may benefit from a crown.
Crowns are protective covers placed over your natural teeth to strengthen and stabilize them. Often, crowns are necessary to prevent further deterioration of your tooth and save it from extraction.
The placement of a dental crown begins by preparing your natural tooth structure. Sometimes, if your tooth is severely compromised or decayed, a crown build-up will be necessary. A crown build-up is a large filling that helps to provide a greater structure for the crown to attach to.
Once your tooth is prepared, a temporary crown will be placed while your permanent one is created to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth. When your permanent crown is ready, it will be placed and any final adjustments will be made for your comfort and to create a stable chewing surface.
Functional Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are designed for the replacement of missing teeth. They literally bridge the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are a great alternative for patients who do not want or cannot have dental implants.
The basic design of the traditional dental bridge consists of placing dental crowns on either side of a missing tooth. The crowns are then attached to a false tooth in the center, filling in the gap in your smile.
Dental bridges, like crowns, are generally made of porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. They can assist in eating, speaking, and keeping surrounding teeth from drifting.
Our dentists at Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry will explain your options and help you decide if a bridge is right for replacing your missing teeth.
Call Our Ocean City Dental Office for an Evaluation
Are you ready to address your cracked or missing teeth? Are you in pain or do you notice your teeth shifting? Our caring and compassionate team of dentists can provide solutions that will work for you. Make an appointment and get on track to a healthier, more comfortable smile.
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