Understanding restorations such as dental crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations widely used to restore tooth function and give your smile a natural appearance. If you’re near Waterville or Winslow, Maine, and are interested in these procedures, we invite you to schedule a visit with our experienced dental professionals, Drs. Jeff Bue and Skye Kim at Kennebec Dental Excellence. 

Why should I choose dental crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are used for both aesthetic and functional purposes. They are necessary when the tooth has decayed past the point where a filling will work. They can replace missing teeth or protect damaged teeth, depending on your specific needs. Crowns are also an amazing option for concealing a tooth with some form of cosmetic imperfection, including discoloration, minor chips or cracks, misshapenness, and more. For decayed teeth, the tooth decay will be removed, and crowns, or “caps,” will be used to cover what’s left to prevent further damage. A crown is also part of a single implant process or can be fused with false teeth called pontics to create a dental bridge, which is a very popular option for replacing missing teeth.

How do I care for my dental crowns and bridges?

Proper care and attention are essential to ensure the longevity of restorations placed in the smile. With appropriate care, many patients can enjoy their restorations for years. Caring for these restorations is actually quite easy. The most important thing you can do is to follow a proper oral hygiene regimen and make sure to visit our office regularly for cleanings and examinations to determine if a restoration needs to be removed or replaced. Also, it is advised not to chew on hard objects that could potentially break the restoration. While they are strong, they are not invincible.

How do I learn more about crowns and bridges in my area?

Dental crowns and bridges are an excellent solution to restore your smile; with proper care, they can last for years. If you want more information, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

 If you’re in Bangor, Skowhegan, Gardiner, Augusta, Belfast, or Waterville, Maine, and are interested in porcelain crowns or bridges, we’re here to help!

Contact us at (207) 810-5088 to schedule an appointment at our office. Our office is located at 464 Benton Avenue. We welcome new and current patients from the community and surrounding areas.