Dental Crowns and Bridges Strike the Balance Between Esthetics and Function
Smile Like You Mean It
Are cracked, worn, broken or missing teeth leaving you self-conscious about your smile? Two of the most common procedures performed in dentistry, crowns and bridges, are relied on to restore function, beauty and self-confidence to your grin. When performed by Dr. Richard Featherstone, these restorations provide sound resolution to oral concerns like those mentioned here, returning confidence and assuredness to your smile once again.
Cosmetic and Restorative Solutions for a Brilliant, Healthy Smile
Our office uses only strong no-metal ceramic options for complete coverage and protection for damaged or misshapen teeth. E-Max lithium discilicate or zirconia are used exclusively to match your existing teeth perfectly. Dr. Featherstone prepares the tooth to accept the crown restoration, and permanently cements it in place with only the best cements such as 3M RelyX Luting and RelyXUnicem Self-Adhesive Universal Resin Cement for a natural look and bite. In addition to restoring dental implants, crowns may be recommended for teeth having:
- Extensive decay
- Breaks, fractures or cracks
- Misshapen tooth structure
- Root canal treatment
Used to replace missing or non-restorable teeth, bridges span the space created by tooth loss. Bridges consist of two or more natural-looking crown units expertly fused into a single appliance, and are supported by teeth adjacent to the open space. These restorations not only return function to your bite, they also beautifully enhance your appearance and blend flawlessly with your smile.
Comparing Crowns and Veneers
Crowns and veneers are both highly cosmetic procedures, but have different purposes for serving your smile. While crowns beautifully restore function by completely covering damaged teeth, veneers hide smile imperfections like unevenness, tooth discoloration and spacing by bonding snugly over outward facing surfaces of teeth that appear in your smile line.
An Advocate of Healthy Smiles
Dr. Featherstone has a passion for giving you and your family members the most natural, healthy smiles possible. As an accredited member of the revered American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he remains dedicated to advancing the profession along with the livelihood of our valued patients.
Do you think crowns, bridges or veneers may be right for your smile? Contact our office today and reserve your individualized consultation with Dr. Featherstone to learn more.