Because it covers your entire tooth, there are few dental problems a dental crown can’t fix. A crown can even save a broken tooth so it will look and function normally again. It also mends cracks and large cavities and can correct cosmetic issues such as a misshapen or badly stained tooth. Dr. Charles Betts can also use two crowns to hold a dental bridge in place to replace your missing teeth.Doctor Charles Betts on dental crowns and bridges Read Transcript
Well, crowns and bridges are what we call fixed prosthetics, and so they don't move, unlike, say, a denture or even a removable partial. You can chew on those prosthetics, but they still move around in the mouth, whereas crowns and bridges are cemented in place, do not move, and function more like your natural teeth.
Decatur dental crowns and bridges will:
- Make your smile look great again
- Strengthen your teeth and prevent additional damage
- Enable you to easily chew your food
- Help prevent damage to nearby teeth
- Make it easier to care for your teeth, improving overall oral health
If you have damaged teeth, a dental crown may be your answer. And a dental bridge can replace your missing teeth. Dr. Betts can attach a dental bridge to your own teeth or to dental implants. Call 256-274-8680 to speak with him about your restored smile. You can schedule both early mornings and late afternoons for convenience.
Your Porcelain Crown Will Look NaturalDental Crowns & Bridges by Dr. Charles F. Betts Read Transcript
Well, dental crowns save a lot of teeth. A lot of people have cracked teeth. The crowns support the tooth as opposed to a filling, which merely fills a hole. The crown supports it and provides support for the tooth and prevents further fracture. A dental bridge is an advantage because it's fixed in place. It's not something you'd take in and out at night and provides that additional chewing surface that you have not had before.
Dr. Betts takes impressions of your teeth that are used to make a custom crown that fits perfectly. He will make a temporary crown for you to wear until your final crown arrives. When it does, it will look and feel like a natural tooth. He uses porcelain, which blends in seamlessly with your smile. It’s also highly durable, so it will last for years.
Stay Comfortable Getting Your Crown or Bridge
As with any procedure in our dental office, our caring team will ensure your comfort while your teeth are prepared for crowns or a bridge. We’ll explain what is happening every step of the way and answer all your questions. While you’re in our chair, we’ll offer:
- Goggles to protect your eyes
- Cozy pillows and blankets
- Laughing gas to relax you
To find out more about dental crowns and bridges in Decatur, call 256-274-8680. Our office is located just a short drive from Decatur Mall.