Dental Crowns & Bridges

If you have gaps and spaces left by missing teeth or teeth that are discolored, chipped or broken, there’s no need to live with embarrassment. Dental crown and bridge procedures can restore your smile and give you a healthy, strong bite.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is like a hard, tooth-colored “jacket” designed specifically to slip over fractured teeth, helping to stabilize and strengthen broken teeth or fractured fillings while protecting the teeth from further damage. Almost all of the crowns done by Dr. Stoner are porcelain and completely metal free giving an extremely natural appearance.

Crowns can be a great choice for teeth that have large filings where the integrity of the tooth may have been compromised, or to protect a tooth after a root canal. By surrounding the remaining tooth, a crown helps preserve the tooth and prevent further damage or loss

In addition to their use in damaged and broken tooth repair, crowns also are an important part of cosmetic dentistry. They can help restore the tooth’s shape, size and healthy appearance. A crown can provide a beautiful solution for providing you with a great-looking smile.

What is a dental bridge?

Bridges play a critical role in missing tooth replacement. By filling gaps left by missing or extracted teeth, they serve as “placeholders”, preventing neighboring teeth from shifting or becoming weak. Because they’re permanently attached, many people prefer a dental bridge to a partial denture.

A dental bridge is a device that’s designed for filling a tooth gap left by missing teeth. A bridge is attached directly to the teeth on either side of the gap using a strong adhesive. In some cases, a bridge may be supported by dental implants.

By restoring the way your teeth look and function, dental crowns and bridges can improve the way you feel about your appearance, and they can make simple activities like eating and speaking feel “normal” again. Dr. Stoner will discuss your options so you can make the best choice for your needs and your lifestyle. Call (260) 484-4181 today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you look and feel great.