Dental Crowns and Bridges
Welcome to Exquisite Smiles! The staff at our family-owned dental office creates a warm and welcoming environment so you can feel at ease during your dental appointments. Dr. James Phelan and Dr. Tyler Phelan provide dental crowns and bridges in Attleboro, where we also offer a wide range of services to cater to your needs. At our office, every patient is valued and treated like family! Experience the difference in our dental care and visit us today!
Understanding Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are versatile restorative treatments that address various dental issues, from repairing damaged teeth to replacing missing ones. Let’s delve into each of these restorative options:
A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is a customized prosthetic designed to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. It can restore the tooth’s strength, appearance, and functionality. We use dental crowns for the following purposes:
- Tooth Restoration: When a tooth is extensively decayed, cracked, or fractured, a crown can be placed over it to prevent further damage and restore its integrity.
- Cosmetic Enhancement: Crowns can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, creating a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.
- Root Canal Treatment: A crown is often placed on the treated tooth to provide reinforcement and protection after a root canal procedure.
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored in place by dental crowns or implants on either side of the gap. Dental bridges serve various purposes:
- Tooth Replacement: Bridges are an effective solution for filling the gap left by missing teeth, restoring your ability to chew, speak, and smile confidently.
- Maintaining Bite and Alignment: By replacing missing teeth, bridges help prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of their proper positions, maintaining the alignment of your bite.
- Enhanced Aesthetics: Bridges are customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a harmonious and attractive smile.
Why Choose Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges offer several advantages that make them a preferred choice for restorative dentistry:
Crowns and bridges are made from high-quality materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal, ensuring longevity and resilience.
Modern dental crowns and bridges mimic the appearance of natural teeth, achieving a lifelike and aesthetically pleasing result.
These restorations allow you to confidently eat, speak, and smile as they restore your teeth’ functionality.
Dental crowns and bridges help maintain the alignment of your teeth, preventing potential issues like shifting and bite problems.
In many cases, placing crowns and bridges requires minimal tooth reduction, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
Our Dental Crown and Bridge Services
If you have a single damaged or decayed tooth, we can provide a custom-made crown to restore its strength and appearance.
We offer multi-unit bridges for patients with multiple missing teeth, which provide a stable and natural-looking solution.
We can anchor bridges to dental implants for added stability if you prefer a fixed, secure tooth replacement option.
We specialize in crafting cosmetic crowns that restore functionality and enhance your smile’s aesthetic appeal.
Our Dental Crown and Bridge Process
Here’s a general overview of what you can expect during your restorative journey:
- Consultation: Your treatment begins with a comprehensive examination by our experienced dentists, Dr. James Phelan and Dr. Tyler Phelan. They will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan.
- Tooth Preparation: For dental crowns, we may remove minimal enamel from the tooth to accommodate the crown. For bridges, preparation involves reducing the size of the adjacent teeth that will support the bridge.
- Impressions: We will take precise impressions of your teeth to ensure that your crowns or bridges match your unique dental characteristics.
- Temporary Restorations: While your permanent restorations are being fabricated, you may receive temporary crowns or bridges to maintain aesthetics and protect your prepared teeth.
- Custom Fabrication: Skilled dental technicians will craft your custom crowns or bridges.
- Placement: Once your restorations are ready, they will be carefully fitted and bonded to your teeth, ensuring a secure and long-lasting fit.
- Final Adjustments: Our dentists will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your crowns or bridges look and feel perfect.
- Maintenance: Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene are essential to maintain the longevity and beauty of your crowns and bridges.
Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges in Attleboro
Dr. James Phelan and his son, Dr. Tyler Phelan, are proud to provide quality restorative dentistry services to ensure your oral health and smile’s aesthetic appeal. From dental implants to crowns and bridges, our team uses the latest technology and techniques to deliver quality care and comfort to patients. With Exquisite Smiles, you can trust that you’ll receive the best treatment for your unique needs and leave with a radiant and healthy smile. Contact us today to get started!