Dental Crowns and Bridges
At Parker Family Dentistry, we know how important a full smile and healthy teeth are to your everyday life. We place crowns and bridges in our Logansport dental office to complete or protect patients’ smiles all the time. Now offering same-day crowns.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a strong protective cap that we place over a tooth to safeguard it against further damage or decay. With dental crowns, we can often save teeth that would otherwise need extraction. We can also use dental crowns to replace missing teeth. This versatility makes dental crowns an ideal choice for many dental situations.
We can make dental crowns out of a variety of materials, including zirconia, gold, E-MAX, and metal. All these materials offer patients durability and longevity. A crown can last for well over a decade with proper care and attention, making dental crowns an excellent, long-term solution for many dental issues.
In our practice, we create beautiful, natural-looking dental crowns that blend right in with the rest of your smile. Our goal is not only to provide beautiful dental work, but also to provide dental work that is so discreet and attractive. No one will know you’ve had dental work at all!
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is another tooth replacement solution for patients. Dental bridges are usually designed to fit patients who have missing teeth but who aren’t missing all their teeth. A bridge uses the patient’s remaining natural teeth for support, “bridging” the gap between them.
Dentists often use bridges in conjunction with dental crowns. We place the dental crowns on the supportive natural teeth, also known as abutment teeth, to help keep them strong and stable while they support the bridge.
Alternatively, your dentist may recommend dental implants to support your bridge. In that case, we place dental implants into your jaw before adding the dental bridge. This is known as an implant-supported bridge.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Logansport
Replacing your missing teeth is always important. With missing teeth, you will most likely experience difficulty chewing your food properly, and you may have a hard time speaking clearly. You may also feel embarrassed by your smile, which can lead people to avoid social situations.
Additionally, with missing teeth, your oral health is at risk. When you have gaps in your smile, your remaining teeth can begin to drift, moving in to fill those gaps. That movement of your teeth can cause a misaligned bite and other issues. And your jaw bone can begin to atrophy without proper support and stimulation from your teeth and teeth roots.
With tooth replacement options like dental crowns and bridges, we can help you maintain excellent oral health and an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you have missing or damaged teeth, reach out to our friendly team of dental professionals today for assistance. Drs. Esi and Travis Parker will assess your situation in our Logansport dental office and offer you advice on the best restorative option for you.
Our goal at Parker Family Dentistry is to help you achieve exceptional oral health and a look you’re proud to share, and dental crowns and bridges often help us reach those goals.