When you look in the mirror, what do you see when you look at your smile? Is your smile attractive? Or is your smile full of broken teeth, chipped teeth, or even missing teeth? If you have a less than perfect smile, how is it affecting you and your self-esteem? If you are like most people, you’re going to be unhappy with your smile. Fortunately, dental crowns and bridges can transform your smile. They can make your smile whole again. They can make your smile something that you will be proud to show off to the world and something that will attract others to you.
What are dental crowns and bridges? They serve as two parts of a composite dental treatment. A crown will cover a tooth that is damaged by a crack or a break. It can also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored. The original tooth is still underneath the crown, but the only difference is that the original tooth has been shaved down to serve as a base for the crown to be put on top of. Conversely, a dental bridge is designed to fill in gaps where you have missing teeth.
Whether you’re getting a crown or whether you’re getting a bridge, you’re going to need to have multiple trips to our office. The entire process starts with our dentist examining your teeth, evaluating the damage and then working with you to decide where the best place to put the crown or the bridge will be. During the next visit, a crown and/or bridge can be put in place.
Some worry that getting a crown or a bridge is an invasive procedure. When you’re working with a trained and experienced dentist like Dr. Pappas, your treatment is going to be as comfortable as possible. He will do everything he possibly can to ensure a pleasant and successful treatment.
Most patients who get crowns and bridges forget that they are even there after a while. This is truly one of the best ways to restore your smile and improve your overall quality of life. During an initial consultation at Distinctive Laser Dentistry in Saint Louis Park, you can learn more about how crowns and bridges can be used to transform your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!