By Sood Family Dentistry
May 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns   Bridges  

Wondering what to do about that chipped tooth or that gap in your smile in Shelby Township, MI?

You may need a crown or a bridge. If so, you should consider contacting Dr. Shikha Sood of Sood Family Dentistry to find out more about Crownshow crowns and bridges can restore your smile.

What is a crown and why would I need one?

If you have a damaged or discolored tooth or a decaying tooth that needs root canal work, chances are you’re going to need a crown.

A crown is a prosthetic device which is basically a tooth shaped and colored cover your Shelby Township dentist will permanently attach to a damaged tooth. Crowns are usually made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or resin, although sometimes metals can be used. Your Shelby Township dentist will carefully assess your situation, taking an impression of your teeth so that the crown can be custom designed to your needs. Your crown may be made in-office or in an outside laboratory, but rest assured it will be carefully designed to match your natural teeth and your specific needs.

Your Shelby Township dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown; this usually requires some shaping, filing, or shaving of the existing tooth enamel. Don’t worry; your Shelby Township dentist will ensure you feel no pain. The entire procedure usually takes two visits; one to assess, prepare and attach a temporary crown while the permanent one is made and the second to remove the temporary and attach the permanent.

What is a bridge and why would I need one?

A bridge is also a permanent prosthetic device used to fill a space caused by a missing tooth or teeth. Your Shelby Township dentist will install the bridge, which may consist of up to three prosthetic teeth, between two healthy teeth or even between two implants. Like a crown, a bridge is designed to your particular needs and specifications to effectively mimic the look and function of your missing natural teeth.

The procedure is similar to getting a crown; it usually takes two visits to your Shelby Township dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the two teeth, known as abutment teeth, to which the bridge will be attached; the dentist will then attach a temporary bridge until your permanent bridge is ready. During the second visit, your Shelby Township dentist will attach the permanent bridge.

The result should be a natural looking, beautiful, durable new smile.

To find out more about how crowns and bridges can restore your smile in Shelby Township, MI, call Sood Family Dentistry at 586-207-1471.

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Dentist in Shelby Township, MI
Sood Family Dental
56732 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 207-1471
 

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