Do Right By Your Smile With A Dental Crown Or Bridge
One of the reasons some people avoid getting the dental care they need is embarrassment. Some people feel ashamed that they have broken teeth or missing teeth. Please remember that our restorative dentistry at Hubbard & Leath Dental is intended to lift you up not keep you feeling down.
A dental crown or dental bridge may be just what you need to rebuild your smile and your self-confidence. Restorative dental care isn’t just about making a physical change to your smile. We have seen in our dentist office in Rochester Hills, MI, how it can provide an emotional boost to our patients as well.
Schedule a consultation if you would like to find out if a dental crown or bridge could help you. Our staff understands that treating each individual with compassion can make a big difference in how they feel about dental care.
A Warm Welcome To Go With Your Dental Crown
Our dentists and staff have decades of combined experience in helping patients in and around Rochester Hills. Every member of our team values each patient who walks through our door.
This has shaped our approach to dentistry from the beginning. We don’t want to be another clinical, cookie-cutter dentist office. We want our patients to feel welcome, and we want everyone who sits in our dentist chairs to feel how important they are to us.
One example of this is our efforts to keep your time in the waiting room as short as possible. Even so, we are happy to provide refreshments while you are there.
While you are waiting to get your dental crown or bridge, we have a variety of comfort options as well. You may want a warm towel, or maybe you prefer the distraction of television or headphones to listen to music. If there is something we can do to help you feel more comfortable, just ask.
Call 248.266.2528 if you would like to learn more about our approach to patient care at Hubbard & Leath Dental.
Now About That Dental Crown
You could say that dental crowns are the building blocks of restorative dentistry. Dental crowns are the starting point for fixing teeth with a variety of issues.
Dental crowns replace the natural crowns of your teeth. Modern dental materials allow us to create dental crowns that look, feel, and function practically like real teeth. Many people won’t know which “tooth” is a dental crown unless you decide to tell them.
So, what can you fix with a dental crown?
◼︎ Broken teeth
◼︎ Chipped teeth
◼︎ Cracked teeth
◼︎ Decayed teeth
◼︎ Infected teeth
For the first four items on this list, the process for getting a dental crown is similar. Your tooth is reshaped to form an abutment. A dental crown is designed to in the right shape and size to match your smile. When it’s ready, that crown is bonded to your tooth.
A similar approach can be used to address cosmetic issues as well, like a single discolored tooth or a misshapen or short tooth.
For an infected tooth, a dental crown can be the final step in a root canal treatment. In this case, the crown is restoring the appearance and function of your tooth while sealing it as well. This provides protection against a new infection.
Dental Crowns And Bridges To Replace Missing Teeth
Dental crowns and dental bridges both can be used to fill spaces created by lost and extracted teeth.
Dental bridges are formed by fusing two or more dental crowns together. (That’s why we referred to crowns as restorative dentistry’s building blocks earlier.)
Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, your dental crown or bridge can be supported by one or more dental implants to create a secure and complete tooth replacement.
Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth. A single implant can support a dental crown (giving you a whole new “tooth”) or multiple implants can secure your dental bridge if you need to replace multiple teeth at the same time.
Dr. Hubbard and Dr. Leath would be glad to discuss your restorative options. Start by scheduling a consultation today.
It’s Never Too Soon To Restore Your Smile
At our dentist office in Rochester Hills, MI, we are here to do our best for our patients. We want you to leave with a bigger smile than when you walked in. We’ve seen that happen many times after someone gets a dental crown or bridge.