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Dental Crowns & Bridges Hamilton

Today, the Hamilton Family Dentistry team is proud to incorporate some of the latest and most innovative dentistry techniques, technologies, and materials to improve the oral health care process for every patient. However, sometimes the best option is to stick with the basics, like a custom dental crown or fixed bridge. Following dental damage, decay, or tooth loss, a crown or bridge can still be the ideal treatment option. If you’re in need of dental restoration, our Hamilton, GA dental team is here to help. Give us a call, and we’ll schedule an appointment for you to visit our team for a consultation. During this initial visit, we’ll examine your smile, review treatment options, and work alongside you to develop a plan to fully renew your smile.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, is a restoration that fits completely over the top of a tooth to repair damage or improve a flawed appearance. Once in place, your dental crown will look like a healthy, natural tooth, repair imperfect bite function, and protect the remaining tooth structure. Once in place, these restorations offer a beautiful end result that will last for decades with proper care. If we’re unable to save a damaged, decayed, or irregular tooth with a dental crown or other restorations, we also offer tooth replacement options like an implant-retained dental crown or a crown-supported fixed bridge.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement prosthetic used to replace one or more consecutive teeth. The replacement teeth are fused on both sides to dental crowns. Then, the entire prosthetic is fitted into place by attaching the crowns to healthy teeth on both sides of the gap in your smiles.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns & Bridges?

We may recommend a dental crown or fixed bridge in the following situations:

  • To repair tooth decay or damage
  • To correct or conceal cosmetic flaws
  • To restore a smile after a filling fails or is broken
  • To protect root canal treated teeth
  • To replace one or a few consecutive missing teeth

How are Dental Crowns & Bridges Placed?

Dental crowns and fixed bridges are placed over the course of two trips to our dental office. At the first visit, we will prepare your smile. This may involve shaping remaining tooth enamel, removing damaged dental structure, and even extracting damaged teeth. Once the smile is prepared, we capture bite impressions that are used by our dental lab to craft your custom restoration. Then, we place a temporary crown or bridge to protect your prepared tooth or teeth. Once the dental lab has completed your crown or bridge restoration, you’ll come back for the second visit, so we can remove the temporary restoration. Then, we place the quality, custom crown or bridge to seamlessly renew your smile.

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