Dental Crowns and Bridges
Patients with missing or damaged teeth can restore and protect the appearance of their smiles and their overall oral health with dental crowns and bridges. At Dentistry of Fishers, we use crowns and bridges to restore our patients’ teeth all the time, and we would love to help you.
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
A dental crown is basically a protective cap that we customize to fit perfectly over a tooth that needs extra strength and support. Our skilled team will color match the crown to the rest of your teeth so it blends seamlessly into your smile.
We often recommend a dental crown for protection when a patient has:
- A severely decayed tooth
- A large filling
- Had a root canal
- A tooth damaged by injury or disease
- A badly worn, broken, or chipped tooth
Whenever the tooth’s structure has been weakened, we will need to protect it with a dental crown. Otherwise, the tooth may eventually need extraction.
Fortunately, dental crowns are beautiful, natural-looking restorations that offer patients many benefits, including durability. When properly maintained, a dental crown can last a decade or more.
Before recommending a dental crown, Dr. Jeremy Jones, DMD, will conduct a thorough examination in our Fishers dental office and discuss all possible treatment options with you to help you make the best choice for your oral health.
What Is a CEREC Dental Crown?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With CEREC technology, we can create your new dental crown in just one visit. We make our CEREC crowns in Fisher, IN with high-grade ceramic, which is strong and long-lasting. It's also tooth-colored and blends right in with your natural smile, creating a flawless look.
We will customize your crown for a perfect fit using 3-D software and a milling machine during your appointment, and you'll leave with your new restoration in place!
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
We can use a dental bridge to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth. A bridge is aptly named because it spans the gap between your remaining natural teeth, just as a bridge spans a river. The bridge consists of several false teeth (or dental crowns) that connect and attach on either side to your remaining teeth or to dental implants fitted with crowns.
We will customize your bridge to fit your mouth, designing it for comfort, a natural look, and security. A bridge not only restores your complete smile, replacing your missing teeth, it also restores your functionality, allowing you to chew, speak, and laugh easily and without worry.
Why Is Restoration Important?
Our dedicated dental team’s goal is to assist you in achieving exceptional oral health. Restoring damaged or missing teeth is a vital part of reaching that goal. You won’t enjoy proper functionality with damaged and missing teeth, making eating and speaking more difficult.
Additionally, if you have teeth missing, your remaining natural teeth may begin to shift, misaligning your bite, and your jawbone may begin to atrophy due to a lack of stimulation, which is usually provided by the tooth’s roots.
With tooth restorations, you can avoid these oral health issues and more, which may crop up if your dental problems are left untreated. You can keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong for many years to come and make your daily activities easier with tooth restorations.
Tooth Restoration in Fishers, IN
If you have a damaged or missing tooth that needs attention, contact Dentistry of Fishers today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jones. We invite patients from our Fishers community in addition to patients from surrounding communities, such as Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Indianapolis, and Pendleton.
Dr. Jones will carefully examine your oral health and dental needs before recommending the best treatment path for you, whether it’s a dental crown, a bridge, or another tooth restoration option.