Crown & Bridge Care in Louisville Revitalizes Your Oral Health
Everyone should be able to enjoy the countless benefits of a complete, healthy smile. When one or more teeth become badly damaged or even lost, patients can experience negative effects that will worsen over time without intervention – that’s why our team strongly recommends dental crowns and/or bridges in many of these situations. These custom restorations are designed to rebuild teeth in lifelike and lasting ways allowing you to show them off with confidence again. Are you from St. Matthews, KY or other nearby areas? Don’t wait – contact Bell Dental today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Kenneth Bell or Dr. Steven Kaebnick.
Dental crowns are designed to mimic a tooth’s natural crown, fitting over the original structure to provide needed strength, stability, and aesthetic quality. There are a variety of possible uses for crowns including:
- Restoring a tooth with a failing filling or decay that’s too severe for a filling to treat
- Restoring a tooth that’s been fractured
- Protecting a weakened tooth that’s susceptible to breakage
- Covering a placed dental implant
- Covering a tooth that’s suffering from cosmetic issues
- Covering a tooth that’s been treated with root canal therapy
The process of receiving a permanent crown typically takes two to three appointments. Our doctors will first need to prepare the tooth or teeth in question, take impressions, and place a temporary crown before sending off this information to a trusted dental laboratory. Once they’ve sent us the finished restoration, we’ll invite you back to Bell Dental so any final adjustments can be made and it can be rooted securely in place for a solid and satisfying result.
Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row along a single arch as long as healthy teeth remain on either side of the gap. These teeth are used as “anchors” that keep the prosthetic firmly in place. Many patients prefer bridges in place of dentures because of their more permanent fit. Like dental crowns, they usually require two to three appointments to create and place successfully.