Dental Crowns & Bridges in Fort Smith, AR
Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that are designed to fit perfectly over a single tooth and protect and restore it while mimicking its appearance. Dental bridges are similar restorations that cover three or more teeth at once. To learn more about dental crowns and bridges or schedule a visit with our team, please contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.Contact Us
What are dental crowns and bridges used for?
Dental crowns and bridges are often used for a variety of reasons, including:
- Protecting teeth from further deterioration
- Supporting teeth weakened by decay and trauma
- Holding broken or cracked teeth together
- Covering cosmetic imperfections
- Replacing missing teeth (bridges)
How long do dental bridges and crowns last?
Dental crowns and bridges can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, depending on how well they are treated. To help your dental restoration last for as long as possible, we recommend that you avoid chewing on things like ice, hard candy, and other foods that should not be chewed with natural teeth, and resist using your teeth to do things like open packages. A thorough at-home oral care routine and regular dental visits can also help to keep your teeth and dental restorations clean, healthy, and in good shape overall.
Should I get a crown or a bridge?
Dental bridges and dental crowns are excellent restorations that are used for different reasons. Since dental crowns cover a single tooth, they are excellent for restoring one tooth that needs to be repaired. Dental bridges are more commonly used to restore several teeth in a row or used as a tooth replacement option. Not sure which one is right for your smile? Feel free to schedule a consultation with our team, and we would be happy to assess your teeth and offer a personalized recommendation.