Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns work beautifully on their own and have a variety of uses across dentistry, including offering support to a dental bridge.
Our dentists in Florence rely on quality materials to restore your smile through tooth replacement options like dental bridges, and our dental crowns are second to none!
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restorations in modern dentistry, and they are used in everything from root canal therapy to cosmetic dentistry.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a treated or prepared tooth. It is always meticulously designed to look like your adjacent teeth—both in color and in shape.
How Dental Crowns Are Used
Following Root Canal Treatment
Following gentle root canal therapy in Florence, KY, your dentist may complete the process with a quality dental crown. This finishing touch is common if the cleared root infection has left your tooth vulnerable to breakage.
Concealing Tooth Flaws
If you have a damaged or discolored tooth, a dental crown not only provides support—creating a buffer between your bite and your tooth—but it also restores the aesthetics of your smile.
Capping Your Dental Implant
A dental implant is a tooth root replacement made of durable titanium. Your dentist gently implants this root in your gum, and it bonds with your jawbone over a period of months. When bonding is complete, your implant dentist in Florence caps this implant with a replacement tooth, also called a dental crown.
Anchoring a Dental Bridge
Dental crowns also work beautifully with a dental bridge, anchoring it in place, and helping to complete your smile.
Bridge the Gap in Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
Drs. Keith Laws and Laura Herfel, along with our associate dentists, offer a variety of tooth replacement options in Florence, including
- Dental implants
- Dentures in a day
- Dental bridges
A dental bridge is a time-tested solution to tooth loss. It is a tooth or teeth suspended between two dental crowns. These crowns cap the healthy teeth on either side of your smile gap, allowing the restorative teeth to fill the space. The result is a seamless smile.
Our dental appliances are always colored and designed to complement your natural teeth.
Caring for Dental Crowns and Bridges
On their own dental crowns do not require specialized care. You simply brush and floss at least two times each day and visit your dentist for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings.
Your dental bridge in Florence is an attached restorative appliance, and it requires an extra step in your at-home care routine. We recommend a floss threader and small brush to keep the area beneath your bridge and at the gumline free from bacteria and debris.
Of course, you should never use your bridge (or your teeth) as a tool to open a bottle or similar undertaking.
If you grind and clench your teeth, ask your dentist about a nightguard, and never participate in sports without the proper face gear and mouthguard.
At Dental Center of Florence, we want you to enjoy your new smile and get the most out of your dental work.
Contact Our Dental Office for Crowns and Bridges in Florence
Our team is here to help you realize your best smile!