Do I Need Crowns and Bridges?

By Ronald L. Schoepflin, D.D.S.
November 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How crowns and bridges from Port Orchard can help your smile

If you don’t like your smile because of damaged, decayed or missing teeth, you can restore your smile to greatness. The answer is dental crownsdental crowns and bridges. Dental crowns and bridges have been the treatment-of-choice for decades to give you a strong, beautiful smile. Dr. Ronald Schoepflin at Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, WA wants to help you discover how dental crowns and bridges can help your smile.

Dental crowns can restore the function of teeth that are:

  • Badly damaged or broken
  • Severely decayed or infected
  • Weakened and discolored from root canal treatment

Dental crowns can also restore the beauty of teeth that are:

  • Deeply discolored, stained or unsightly
  • Poorly aligned or slightly rotated
  • Badly restored with huge, ugly metal fillings

When you choose a dental crown you can count on a naturally-beautiful smile. That’s because dental crowns are usually created from pure porcelain. Porcelain is translucent and reflects light, just like your natural teeth. A porcelain crown provides a cosmetically superior look that can’t be matched by metal crowns.

Dental crowns also provide strength unmatched by dental fillings. That’s because a dental crown covers the visible part of your tooth entirely, shielding your tooth from excessive biting forces. In contrast, a dental filling separates your tooth into sections, actually weakening it and making it more prone to breakage when you bite down.

A dental bridge may be needed if you are missing one or more teeth. Modern dental bridgework looks natural and completes your smile. Dental bridges restore your ability to eat the foods you love without worry and allow you to smile with renewed confidence. Dental bridges are permanently cemented, so you don’t have the inconvenience of removing them, unlike partial dentures.

To see amazing before and after photos of Port Orchard patients, please visit the Smile Gallery on Dr. Schoepflin’s website at http://www.schoepflindds.com/gallery.html

If you need dental crowns or bridges, or just want to find out more about how they can improve your smile, it’s time to seek out the experts. Call Dr. Schoepflin at Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, WA. Call today and restore your smile!

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