Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

What are dental crowns?

Crowns act and feel exactly like your natural teeth. A crown is usually placed over an existing tooth after preparing it, or over an implant to cover up the position of missing tooth. In both ways, you can achieve a beautiful and long-lasting solution to your dental problem.

What are the problems fixed using a dental crown?

A dental crown can help you in fixing some dental issues, that include:
  • To protect a weak tooth because of a fracture
  • To restore a fractured tooth
  • To restore a tooth that has severely worn down
  • To hold a cracked tooth together
  • To cover a poorly shaped tooth
  • To cover a tooth that has severely discolored
  • To replace a large filling if there isn't enough tooth left
  • Hold a dental bridge in its place
  • To cover a dental implant
  • For modifying any cosmetic purpose

What is a dental bridge?

A bridge is just what it sounds like - a bridge that is placed over the space left by a missing tooth, which helps in supporting on either end by the neighboring teeth. Whether fixed or removable, a bridge is considered a successful option to bring back a complete smile. 

What are the advantages of bridges?

Bridges have certain advantages, such as:
  • Getting a bridge would fill the gap between teeth and prevent their 'drifting'. This would prevent the teeth loosen from their sockets and result in tooth loss.
  • Bridges restore the appearance and functionality of the mouth.
  • Biting and chewing of food wouldn't be a problem with bridges.
  • It helps to maintain the shape of the cheeks and the lips.
  • They prevent the development of a bad bite as they restrict the drifting of teeth.
  • They help you stay out of the embarrassment due to missing teeth.

Call us 401-861-2140 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Karkalas for a consultation at our office in 151 Waterman Street Providence, RI.

151 Waterman St
Providence, 02906

Lena D. Karkalas, DDS

151 Waterman St

Tel: (401) 861-2140

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