Crowns and Bridges
Our goal at Corn Family Dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime.
Sometimes, maintaining your oral health means repairing or replacing a tooth. If you’ve found yourself with a tooth in need of repair, Dr. Corn may recommend a dental crown. If you are missing a tooth, we might discuss a dental bridge to replace the missing tooth and complete your smile.
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
If your tooth sustains a fracture, injury, decay, or a dental infection that is above the capabilities of what a dental filling can repair, Dr. Corn will likely recommend a dental crown for you. He will customize your crown to match the shape, form, and esthetics of your natural tooth.
With your new crown, you’ll be able to brush and floss as you are used to doing, which makes your crown easy to care for. You’ll also be able to eat and chew with confidence once again since your crown restores the function of your natural tooth.
A crown is typically completed in two appointments. Dr. Corn will prepare your tooth for your new restoration and create a temporary crown for you to wear while your permanent crown is being fabricated at the dental laboratory. We use the finest dental materials and work with the top dental labs in the area, so you can rest assured that when you return in a few weeks to have your final crown placed, it will be a restoration you can trust and rely on.
When Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
If you’re missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge may be an ideal solution for you. A bridge uses your healthy teeth as anchors for dental crowns that support one or more prosthetic teeth. Dr. Corn will carefully design your bridge to complement your smile and restore your bite.
Keeping your anchor crowns clean is critical to ensuring the health and longevity of your bridge, so a consistent home care routine and regular dental checkups with Dr. Corn will be important.
Dental implants are also an excellent option for anchoring a dental bridge. Not only do they restore your smile, they also help keep your bone healthy, which offers even greater longevity for your bridge. Dr. Corn can determine whether dental implants are a good option for your needs, and if you choose them, he can guide you through the treatment procedure from start to finish.
Learn More about Your Options
When it comes to repairing a tooth, Dr. Corn takes the time to discuss your treatment options with you so you can select a procedure that’s right for your needs. Don’t delay repairing a tooth in need. Without treatment, the situation is likely to get worse and lead to more damage over time.
Contact our office in Franklin, or in Edinburgh today to learn more about your options.