Crowns & Bridges in Alpharetta GA
Even if you are proactive about your oral health care, problems can arise. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides us with many options for helping restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we specialize in creating restorations like crowns and bridges for teeth that have been affected by decay or other damage.
Dr. Kai Liang believes that the highest standard of dental care involves cosmetic and restorative treatments that not only enhance your oral health but also improve your appearance. Our effective solutions will optimize your dental health and leave you with a smile that you’re proud to show off.
Dental Crowns Restore Function and Beauty
A dental crown is designed to enclose a damaged tooth to restore its shape and size and provide strength and support. Dr. Kai starts the process by preparing your natural tooth to ensure a perfect fit for your new crown. Next, we take impressions that are used to create a mold for your new crown. During this appointment, we’ll also fit you with a temporary crown to wear until your final crown is ready to be placed securely over your tooth.
People most often think of crowns as being used to strengthen a weakened tooth, protect a tooth after root canal treatment, or as the final touch on a dental implant. However, since crowns completely surround your natural tooth, they can also be used to solve esthetic problems. Crowns can:
- Build up poorly shaped or misaligned teeth
- Conceal severely stained or discolored teeth
- Cover an old darkened metal filling
- Replace an existing crown that is worn, broken, or unsightly
All our crowns are fabricated at a high-quality dental lab to our exact specifications. We create beautiful, durable crowns that are sure to exceed your expectations!
Replace Missing Teeth with Fixed Bridges
A fixed dental bridge is a restoration that includes an artificial tooth used to fill the empty space left after a natural tooth is lost. The bridge is usually made as a single unit and includes the artificial tooth (pontic) held in place by crowns that attach to the adjacent teeth. In certain cases, Dr. Kai may recommend a dental implant to provide greater stability for the bridge.
The process for placing a bridge is similar to that of a crown. We prepare the teeth, take impressions, then send the impressions and images to a top dental lab where your restoration is custom-crafted. At your next visit, we’ll adjust the bridge as necessary to ensure a perfect fit and a fully functioning tooth.
Reclaim Your Beautiful Smile
Would you like to learn more about our options for restoring your healthy smile? Please call our Alpharetta dental office, and we’ll be happy to make an appointment for a consultation at your convenience.