Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common restorative services, and they can be used to repair severely damaged or missing teeth. When you visit our dentist, Dr. Robert C. Freeman, he will evaluate your oral health and help you know if a dental bridge or crown is right for your smile. When receiving either of these restorations, we will ensure that your replacement teeth are custom-made to match your natural tooth color and provide the support, shape, and function of your natural tooth. For more information about our dental crowns and bridges in Knoxville, Tennessee, we welcome you to contact us today at 865-577-7535.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that is most commonly used to replace a tooth that has been greatly damaged, chipped, or decayed. When receiving a dental crown, Dr. Freeman will create an impression of your natural tooth to ensure that your restoration fits the size, shape, and color of your natural tooth. Dr. Freeman will then remove any damage or decay from your tooth and place the crown over your remaining tooth, all the way down to the gum line. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused with metal. The most common choice of materials is porcelain, as they can easily match the natural color of your tooth and blend in with your smile.
Dental bridges are great for patients who are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row. This restoration is fixed, meaning it is not removeable. Dental bridges are held in place with a dental crown on each side of the gap; these crowns are custom-made to fit your specific smile. These dental crowns hold the replacement teeth in place and prevent them from shifting or becoming loose. In most cases, Dr. Freeman can complete this treatment in two visits to our office, and your dental restoration can last several years with proper care.
If you have questions about our dental crowns or bridges, we welcome you to call or visit our practice today. We are always happy to help!