Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Plainwell, MI

If you have damaged or missing teeth, your experienced team at Great Lakes Dentures and Implants is here to help. We're proud to offer a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile's function and aesthetics. We're committed to utilizing the latest technology and techniques to deliver high-quality dental restorations with incredibly natural-looking and feeling results

What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown or "cap" is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible structure of a damaged tooth, replacing its enamel with a new, aesthetic material. It is sized and contoured similar to a natural tooth and comes in contact with the opposing tooth in a natural manner, allowing for proper chewing function.

When in place, a dental crown feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Great Lakes Dentures and Implants offers crowns in various aesthetic materials that mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Once in place, no one can tell your new restoration apart from your natural teeth. 

Why Would You Require a Dental Crown?

There are many reasons why you may require a dental crown, including the following:

  • Extensive Decay: A large cavity that cannot support a dental filling will require a dental crown to restore its strength, function, and integrity.
  • Large Fillings: A tooth with an existing large filling may require a dental crown to protect it and prevent further damage or fracture. 
  • Root Canal Therapy: A tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment becomes brittle and prone to fracture, which is why, in most cases, we recommend a dental crown for protection after endodontic therapy. 
  • Tooth Cracks: Crowns relieve pain and discomfort associated with tooth cracks, a condition known as cracked tooth syndrome.
  • Tooth Replacements: Dental crowns restore the function and aesthetics of one or more missing teeth by covering dental implants or supporting dental bridges. 
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Dental crowns can cover severely discolored, misshapen, gapped, or mildly misaligned teeth, masking any imperfections and enhancing their appearance. 

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are fixed alternatives to partial dentures. They replace one or several adjacent teeth using replacement teeth known as pontics that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. A dental bridge is attached to crowns on existing teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap, with beautifully natural results.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Missing a tooth can pose a serious concern because your teeth work together to maintain your oral health. A lost tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to tilt or drift into the gap, leading to crooked teeth and problems with the bite. The imbalance created by missing one or more teeth can cause stress on the remaining teeth and your jaw joints and can also lead to periodontal (gum) disease.

A dental bridge literally “bridges” the gap left by missing one or more teeth, restoring your smile's function and natural appearance. You'll be able to eat and speak comfortably and smile with confidence once again!

Schedule Your Appointment for Tooth Pain Relief in Wayland, MI Today!

For expert tooth pain relief, contact Great Lakes Dentures and Implants at 269-888-6686. Dr. Sam McGuire and our team are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate care. Book your appointment now and find relief from tooth pain.