Keep Your Natural Smile in Indiana
Missing teeth or damaged teeth can take away from your smile and make it difficult to chew your food. Our St. John dental office provides dental crowns and bridges that can repair your teeth – or fill those gaps in your smile.
Our office uses all-ceramic dental crowns to restore your teeth and preserve the natural beauty of your smile. Dental crowns are versatile and last for years. We use dental crowns to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities, restore teeth after root canal therapy, cover cosmetic damage on your front teeth, and restore your dental implants.
Dental crown procedure and technology has improved so much that you’ll have a hard time telling the difference between your crown and natural teeth!
For starters, our all-ceramic crowns include no metal. This is very beneficial because sometimes the metal in crowns shows through over time and can compromise your smile. We use a shade chart to match the crown with the color of your natural teeth. Our crowns do not stain and can last you years if cared for properly. Once your crown is placed, you’ll simply care for it as you would your natural teeth – by brushing twice a day and flossing regularly.
Bridge the Gap
What is a dental bridge? For patients who have missing teeth, we offer dental implants and bridges. A dental bridge is an oral appliance that simply closes the gap caused by a missing tooth.
A dental bridge is a cost-effective solution for patients who cannot afford, or do not want, dental implants, which are as close as we can get to your natural teeth. Your bridge will consist of three or more dental crowns and be supported by two adjacent teeth.
To place a dental bridge, your teeth next to the gap must be healthy in order to support the device. The biggest disadvantage to a bridge is that it requires shaving down two of your healthy teeth. Once the supporting teeth are prepared, we will then place the device with a series of dental crowns to fill the space created by the missing tooth or teeth.
We’ve had great results using bridges, and these solutions help patients fill the gaps in their smiles and increase their chewing ability!
Our St. John and Valparaiso offices have quality solutions for your missing or damaged teeth. Call our St. John dental office today for dental crowns and bridges at 219-322-9920. You can also call 219-462-1970 for our Valparaiso location, or you can fill out our online form to schedule you and your family’s appointments.