When you need to replace or restore missing or damaged teeth, Dr. Fred Hermanson may recommend a dental crown or dental bridge. Please call Smiles by Design Dental Care at 952-432-9155 for more information about how you can restore your smile with our dental bridges and crowns in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist.
Dental crowns (caps) are a restorative treatment that work to protect teeth that have been broken or damaged by disease and decay. Crowns restore the strength, function, and appearance of teeth by covering the entire visible portion of the tooth. With a dental crown in place, you can help prevent further damage from occurring to your smile.
Dental bridges are frequently recommended to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. They close the gap in your smile that is caused by missing teeth. By closing this gap, you can help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place and preserve a healthy bite, all while restoring your smile. Bridges are typically anchored and held in place by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side of the bridge (called abutments); however, bridges may be supported by a dental implant as well.
Both crowns and bridges produce beautiful, long-lasting results for your smile; however, they will eventually need to be replaced due to routine wear and tear.
To set up your appointment with our dentist, and to learn more about dental bridges and crowns, please contact our office today.