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February 8, 2018

Trust a Restorative Dentist in Ann Arbor to Fix Your Smile

dental crownAre you faced with one of the most difficult oral health problems: dental damage? Damaging or losing your natural teeth can be hard to deal with, but you don’t have to face these problems forever.

In fact, your restorative dentist in Ann Arbor offers two great options for you to explore: natural looking and feeling dental crowns and bridges. Keep reading this week’s blog post to determine which is better for you!

Understand Your Restorative Options: Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dentists have used crowns and bridges for years and years to help restore the health of damaged teeth. Why? They really work! Patients feel as though they are their natural teeth—whether they’ve suffered from damage or had to replace several teeth. However, sometimes they can be confused because they are similar treatments used for different purposes.

Dental Crowns Work to Strengthen Damaged Teeth

Dental crowns are customized thin, tooth-shaped coverings that fit right over damaged teeth. They work to repair a damaged tooth that’s lost its tooth structure or stability for the most part, but they can do so much more than that.

Dental crowns can be used to solve a number of tooth issues, including:

  • Hold pieces of a cracked tooth together.
  • Restore worn teeth from damaged or wear and tear.
  • Restore severely decayed teeth to healthy, stable teeth.
  • Cover discolored teeth to look naturally bright again.
  • Replace a single tooth with a single dental crown.
  • Anchor a series of dental crowns to create a dental bridge.

Typically, when you get a dental crown or bridge, you can expect to simply visit our office a couple times. Within your few visits, we can prepare for, create and place your dental restorations. That’s right. You’ll experience a much more convenient, comfortable, and faster dental restoration process when you visit the experts in our office.

Dental Bridges Work to Replace More Than One Tooth

While crowns are used to cover an existing tooth, you can use dental bridges to replace more than one tooth when they are right next to each other.

A dental bridge is made up of a series of dental crowns that are secured to the natural tooth on either side of the gap. Dental crowns complete the chain on both sides and are bonded to your natural teeth to hold your restorations in place. As you can assume from the name, this creates an actual bridge between natural teeth to fill the gap in your smile. Your dentist is here to help you experience optimal oral health, and you can’t do that with missing teeth!

If you’re in need of a smile restoration, or even if you have questions about how dental crowns or bridges may be able to help you, feel free to contact our office.

About Our Office

Dr. James Olsen knows how important it is to have a complete, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile. We work with you to help achieve optimal oral health, pushing you over any hurdles on the way to your best smile. Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us today!




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