Dental crowns are a versatile restoration that our Georgetown, SC and Murrells Inlet, SC dentists can use to repair all kinds of damage, including:
- Severe tooth decay
- Broken tooth
- Badly chipped tooth
Because dental crowns cover your entire tooth, they not only improve the appearance of damaged teeth but also fortify them against further damage.
In addition, we use dental bridges to replace missing teeth. We anchor a bridge to the teeth adjacent to your missing one and then create a replacement tooth to fill the gap.
To find out how a dental crown or dental bridge can restore your smile, call The Smile Center today!
Getting a Dental Crown or Dental Bridge
Our dental crowns and bridges are manufactured at a respected laboratory. But our dentists will:
- Prepare your teeth for crown or bridge placement
- Take impressions of your teeth, which are used to achieve a precise fit
- Match the color of your teeth for a natural look
They will also provide you with a temporary dental crown or dental bridge to wear while your final one is produced, a process that usually takes a week or two.
Dental crowns and dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, composite, or gold. Our Murrells Inlet, SC dentists will help you determine which material is the best one for your restoration.
Replacing Teeth with a Dental Crown & Dental Implant
While dental crowns and dental bridges have traditionally been used to repair and replace existing teeth, with the growing popularity of dental implants, they are also now used with implants to completely replace a single missing tooth or a few missing teeth.
In those cases, we first embed a dental implant into your jaw. Then we attach a piece of hardware called an abutment to the implant, and your dental crown or dental bridge is attached to the abutment. These replacement teeth look, feel, and function like your own!
For more information on dental crowns and dental bridges, call The Smile Center at 843-492-5026 in Georgetown, SC or 843-491-5353 in Murrells Inlet, SC. Or use our online form for an appointment at either of our two locations.