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Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges

A Modern Solution for Nature’s Perfect Tool

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Modern dentistry offers an effective way to help restore our damaged or missing teeth. Dental crowns and dental bridges from Dr. Charles F. Betts, Jr. Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL can help you get past the damage or loss of a tooth and back to having a full smile once again. While not the same as your real teeth, crowns and bridges come exceptionally close to acting in the same way your real teeth do. Nature may have provided the perfect tool with your natural teeth, but we have come very close to it with dental crowns and dental bridges.

The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

A dental crown covers and protects your damaged tooth. There are many different materials that your crown can be made of. Dr. Betts uses porcelain and other materials and they give you a very natural look in comparison to your other teeth. Your crown will be custom made to fit perfectly into the open space in your mouth. Dental crowns work well for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. They can also be attached to implants to replace missing teeth.

A dental bridge is an oral appliance that has a false tooth with crowns attached to each end for support. The crowns then fit over your natural teeth, effectively “bridging” a gap in your mouth and supporting the replacement tooth in the gap. A dental bridge can be bonded onto real teeth or supported by dental implants. In either case, your dental bridge will be stable and allow your replacement tooth to function in the same way your real tooth performed.

The Dental Crown and Dental Bridge Process

There are two steps in this process.

  1. Initial Appointment – The first appointment is when Dr. Betts will evaluate your situation and help you determine which treatment will work best for you. During this visit at our office in Decatur, AL, you will have a thorough exam, and the area will be prepared for the installation of your crown or bridge. Once the area has been prepped, you will have a temporary placed. This is meant to keep your smile looking great until your next appointment.
  2. Receive Your Permanent Solution – This is when you receive your permanent dental crowns or dental bridges. This appointment will be several weeks after your initial visit to allow for your custom restoration to be made. Once it is completed, Dr. Betts will remove the temporary and install your permanent fixture. You will come back for a follow-up appointment to make sure your fixture fits properly and works well.

Helping you achieve the smile you want and need is the goal of Dr. Charles F. Betts, Jr. Family Dentistry in Decatur, AL. We are excited to partner with you in your new smile. Call our office today at 256-274-8680 to schedule your appointment. You can ask us any questions or schedule your appointment by using our online form as well. A member of our staff will be in touch shortly.

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