While you might expect your dentist to suggest a filling for a severely decayed tooth, a filling may not be enough to repair the damage. Dr. Ben Sutter can apply a dental crown in Eugene or bridge to not only repair the problem, but also give you a seamless, beautiful smile. No matter your budget, he can offer you the right solution. Call today to find out how Dr. Sutter can improve your smile with dental crowns and bridges in Eugene, OR.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering or “cap” that bonds to your natural tooth. Whether it’s injured or decayed, the crown will protect your tooth from additional damage. Some reasons you might need a crown include:
It will be customized to your personal preference to match the size, shape, and overall appearance of your other teeth, ensuring that you will have a beautifully blended, seamless smile. Dental crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including ceramic/porcelain, metal alloys, and gold, so it is your personal preference as to which one you prefer in your mouth.
When it comes to missing teeth, it can be difficult walking around with obvious spaces in your mouth. Dental bridges fix this issue by replacing one, two, or several teeth that are missing in a row. Your dentist in Eugene will place crowns over each tooth on either side of the missing ones. Not only will these crowns be affixed to the prosthetic that will cover the area of the missing tooth/teeth, but they will hold the bridge in place. Essentially, it “bridges the gap” between your healthy teeth.