Crowns & Bridges
Even the most dedicated to their dental hygiene are susceptible to issues such as tooth breakage, decay, and gum disease. These problems depend on a variety of factors. However, there’s no need to worry. At Billings Dental Care, we offer restorative treatments to help our patients achieve strong, functional, beautiful smiles . We work with families across LaGrange, NY, and the surrounding areas. Let us provide you with comfortable dental care you don’t have to stress about!
Restoring Full Function to Your Smile
What is a dental crown?
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or fractured, or if you have had a root canal, a crown may be necessary to restore the tooth to its original strength and appearance. A crown is a cap created out of a tooth-colored composite material and placed over the remaining tooth structure. Crowns are created custom for each patient to ensure they fit perfectly and blend in seamlessly in the smile.
When would I need a bridge?
If you have lost a tooth due to decay, injury, gum disease, or extraction, a bridge is a device that can fill in the smile. Leaving a gap in your grin can have several negative consequences, including shifting of the remaining teeth and susceptibility to gum infection and jaw bone deterioration. Plus, it will be harder to chew and speak, and you may feel self-conscious of your smile. A bridge is created by cementing crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap to hold an abutment tooth in place. The bridge is secure and looks natural, so you can smile with confidence!