Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Hometown Family Dental Centers -  - Dentist

Hometown Family Dental Centers

Dentists located in Fayetteville, NC, Vass, NC & Raeford, NC

Damaged or missing teeth can be embarrassing. But at Hometown Family Dental Centers, you can receive comprehensive dentistry services to improve your smile. Dental crowns help restore damaged teeth, while bridges replace missing teeth. No matter what your dental concerns, the experts at Hometown Family Dental Centers offer top-quality care. The practice has convenient locations in Fayetteville, Raeford, and Vass, North Carolina. Call Hometown Family Dental Centers today or schedule an appointment online.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental appliances that are permanently attached to your teeth. Unlike dentures, they can't be removed. Crowns are designed to cap — or cover — damaged teeth. They serve an important medical purpose by preventing further tooth damage.

But crowns can also be placed for cosmetic reasons. Crowns alter a tooth's color, shape, and overall appearance. In some cases, crowns can be attached to a dental implant to provide a natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth.

Bridges are also used to replace missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth often shift into the empty space. Shifting teeth can ruin your mouth's alignment and cause serious dental problems. Bridges help fill these gaps and keep your teeth properly aligned.

How can a crown or bridge improve my smile?

Dental problems can cause tooth pain or difficulty chewing. Tooth trouble can also negatively affect your appearance. A crown or bridge can correct these problems by:

  • Replacing a damaged tooth
  • Preventing a weak tooth from breaking
  • Repairing a fractured tooth
  • Covering a discolored tooth
  • Changing a tooth's shape
  • Protecting a tooth that's had a root canal
  • Improving the alignment of your teeth

If you're not happy with the appearance or function of your teeth, the team at Hometown Family Dental Centers can help. They offer each new patient a thorough dental exam with a qualified expert.

Afterward, your dentist will help you review your treatment options. If you decide to have a crown or bridge installed, your provider will help you choose the device that's right for you.

How are crowns and bridges applied?

First, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to a dental lab. The staff at the dental lap develops your new crown or bridge. While you wait for your device, your dentist provides you with a temporary crown or bridge.

Once your crown or bridge is ready, a Hometown Family Dental Centers’ team member installs it, and your dentist cements the permanent device into place.

This process can usually be completed during one office appointment. But in some cases, you may need to return to the office for a second appointment to finish the procedure.

Interested in learning more about crowns and bridges? Call Hometown Family Dental Centers today or schedule an appointment online.