Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges in Crossville, TN
Missing teeth not only negatively impacts a person’s aesthetic but it also affects confidence regarding self-image. This is why our dentist, Dr. Eric Larson, provides crowns and bridges to repair damage and replace missing teeth. These restorations give patients the opportunity to achieve a natural-looking smile. With our attention to detail, we ensure your options blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
A crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that encases a weakened tooth’s structure to enhance dental function. Our Crossville dentist typically recommends a crown for teeth that have sustained injury, severe decay, or have received a large, faulty filling. Crowns are also utilized when completing root canal therapy or cosmetic enhancements concealing dental imperfections.
Crossville Dentistry uses modern dental techniques and state-of-the-art technology to craft a patient’s crown, making sure it mimics the sheen of natural enamel.
Receiving a crown from Dr. Larson typically requires two separate appointments. The first visit to the practice is where we obtain accurate measurements of our patient’s dental anatomy using a 3D scanner. We send these images to a local trusted lab and within one to two weeks’ time they send your finalized restoration to our Crossville practice. Our dentist then places your permanent crown to provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Crossville Dentistry uses ceramic materials to fabricate fixed bridges. These prosthetics replace one or more missing teeth in a row. Porcelain bridges are known for their ability to appear uniform within the smile, strengthening a patient’s bite and boosting their appearance. The artificial teeth that bridges contain are known as pontics, and these restorations are supported by neighboring dental structures to provide excellent cosmetic results.
Much like obtaining a crown, receiving a bridge requires two appointments. The first focuses on getting accurate details of a patient’s dental anatomy, while the second addresses changes and ensures fit. Occasionally, patients may have to come back to our Crossville office for readjustments.
Implant-supported Crowns and Bridges
While crowns and bridges are sufficient solutions to missing teeth, Dr. Larson suggests dental implants. Implant-supported restorations are permanent replacement options that help patients maintain their beautiful smile and preserve underlying supporting structures. Dental implants do not require surrounding teeth to be altered as they gain their strength and stability directly from the jawbone.
Don’t let missing teeth hinder your personal relationships. Contact Crossville Dentistry to find out how the crowns and bridges provided by Dr. Larson can help boost your confidence and restore the longevity of your smile!