If you have a damaged or missing tooth, it’s important you seek treatment as soon as possible. If you don’t, this can lead to your other teeth becoming infected or misaligned. At Dentistry of Nashville, we’re happy to offer high-quality crowns and bridges to restore your smile.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are an artificial “cap” designed to fit over the top of an existing tooth. These can be used to cover up cracks, stains, and other aesthetic issues with your teeth. They’re created from extremely durable materials such as porcelain to ensure full functionality and long-lasting results.
Crowns are made to fit comfortably over your damaged tooth and blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. They’re cemented in place to ensure they won’t slide around and typically last for about ten years before you’ll need to replace them.
What is a “same-day” crown?
For patients who are looking to save time, we feature CEREC® Same-Day Crowns. This process uses advanced technology to produce a stunning, custom-fitted crown over the course of just one office visit.
When you visit our office for this procedure, we’ll take a scan of your mouth and send it to the CEREC® milling unit. Within an hour, you’ll receive a durable ceramic crown that will immediately revitalize your smile.
With this convenient treatment, you’ll be able to show off your new smile from the moment you leave your appointment.
While crowns are used to repair damaged teeth, bridges are used to replace teeth that are missing entirely. A dental bridge consists of three crowns, with the middle crown replacing your missing tooth and the outer crowns fitting over your neighboring teeth to provide strong support.
A dental bridge will effectively fill any gap in your smile while improving your ability to chew your favorite foods. It also prevents your surrounding teeth from shifting out of position and enhances your smile for improved confidence.