Crowns and Bridges in Cornelius NC
Our priority at Cornelius Dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime, and sometimes this may require repairing or replacing a tooth.
Dr. Woodruff is highly skilled and we offer durable yet aesthetically pleasing solutions when it comes to restoring your smile, so if you should find yourself with a tooth in need of repair, you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Patients wonder why a crown is more needed than a filling. If your tooth sustains an injury, infection, or decay that causes damage beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair, we’ll recommend a dental crown to repair your tooth.
A crown replaces your entire tooth structure, fitting over it like a cap. Since it’s designed to restore both the function and esthetics you enjoyed with your natural tooth, it will be customized to match your smile. It also protects the integrity of your root, which offers better longevity for your tooth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Patients living with one or more adjacent missing teeth could benefit from a dental bridge. A bridge utilizes your healthy teeth as anchors with crowns that support prosthetic teeth designed to fill in the gap.
Dr. Woodruff will customize your bridge to complement your smile and offer the function you were missing due to tooth loss. Keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy with excellent home care and regular dental checkups will ensure the longevity of your bridge.
Dental implants can also be used to support a dental crown or bridge, making them a great option for patients with multiple missing teeth. Implants can be strategically placed to anchor a bridge, which offers better longevity over time because the implants protect the health of your bone by restoring your root. With the right care and consistent dental checkups, implants can potentially last for a lifetime.
For patients missing most or all of their teeth, a denture is a great option for restoring both form and function to their smile. A few dental implants can be placed to support a denture, and this will offer a more secure and stable fit than a traditional denture.
Experience You Can Rely On
Whether you have one or multiple teeth in need of repair, we can restore your smile at Cornelius Dentistry. Dr. Woodruff has extensive experience and training that allows her to handle complex restorations many dentists can’t take on.
Give our office a call today to learn more about how we can help you!