Dental Crowns & Bridges – Asheville, NC
Beautifully Repair Your Broken, Weakened Teeth
When a tooth becomes significantly decayed, injured, or weakened, a personalized restoration from a seasoned professional like Dr. John White can provide patients the renewed oral function and strength they need from their smile. Whether you need a custom-made dental crown or dental bridge, he will beautifully repair your broken, weakened teeth and ensure that your restoration fits perfectly in with the rest of your pearly whites. In the end, you’ll be excited to show off the final results to those around you. Contact our Asheville, NC practice today if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a restorative consultation. Our team welcomes new patients from Fletcher, NC and the surrounding areas.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped cap that’s designed to cover the visible white surface of an individual tooth. It’s an excellent way to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible while also rebuilding and strengthening it. Crowns can be crafted from several materials, and Dr. White will help you determine which one best fits your personal needs. Our office is proud to offer metal-free zirconia crowns as a solution that’s both incredibly durable and seamlessly lifelike.
This versatile treatment can offer a variety of solutions, like:
- Strengthening a tooth that is so badly decayed that a filling can’t adequately treat it.
- Repairing and fortifying a significantly damaged tooth that’s in need of additional support.
- Correcting noticeable cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, wear and tear, or stubborn stains.
- Protecting a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy.
- Replacing missing teeth when used with a dental bridge or implant.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
If your tooth can’t be repaired with a dental crown, it may need to be pulled. Once your tooth has been extracted, you’ll need to choose how you’d like to fill in the new gap in your smile. Leaving an empty space between your teeth can lead to a host of problems, like bite misalignment, crooked teeth, and even jawbone loss. Thankfully, if you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, Dr. White can bridge the gap quickly and easily with a custom-made dental bridge!
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that’s anchored to a dental crown on both sides. These crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, firmly holding your restoration in place. They’re typically created out of the same durable, life-like materials dental crowns are, so you’ll be enjoying a complete, functional, and natural-looking smile again before you know it!
What Is the Process Like for Getting a Dental Crown or Bridge?
Restoring your smile with a dental bridge or crown are very similar processes. First, Dr. White will carefully prepare the tooth or teeth that will be receiving the restoration by removing a thin layer of enamel. For a dental crown, this would be the damaged or weakened tooth, while it would be the teeth on either side of your missing tooth for a dental bridge. Then, detailed impressions are taken and sent to a trusted dental laboratory, where they’ll be used to create your permanent restoration. In the meantime, he’ll place a temporary crown or bridge to protect your smile and ensure that any disruptions to your daily routine are kept to a minimum until your next appointment. Once we receive the final product, you’ll return to our office so that we can cement it in place and make any final adjustments.
Dr. John White and his talented team can help your teeth look and feel their best for years to come with high quality dental crowns and bridges. If your smile needs to be repaired, don’t hesitate to contact us!