Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges: Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions from Nashville Smile Team
Dental crowns are often used in cosmetic dentistry at Nashville Smile Team. We use them for a variety of reasons, including to cover a root canal, strengthen a cracked or weakened tooth, to improve smile symmetry, and as part of dental implants, too.
Dental bridges can be an ideal solution to bridge a gap between two teeth, using neighboring teeth to anchor a crown. If you have a missing tooth talk to us about solutions to bridge that gap as soon as possible.
About Dental Crowns and Bridges from Nashville Smile Team
Dr. Coulter and Dr. Rushing can help you achieve a strong and beautiful smile with crowns and bridges. A crown caps your teeth and this will strengthen a cracked, chipped or weaken tooth by providing a protective casing. It also restores a tooth to its natural shape and function. Crowns are cemented or bonded into place and look and feel like your natural teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges may be used for cosmetic smile makeovers or simply to restore broken or decayed teeth. The types of crowns available range from gold, porcelain layered over precious metals, to porcelain or metal-free crowns. Metal-based crowns have traditionally been the standard in dentistry, but since metal is dark, often a dark or grey line is visible if recession occurs around a tooth. Newer dental technology has allowed for metal-free crowns that rival and in some cases surpass the strength of gold and metal crowns while still providing excellent esthetics. This is an excellent choice for patients who want the best strength and esthetics.
What Type of Dental Crown is Best?
There are several types of dental crowns, but all-ceramic or porcelain crowns are the most popular. Thanks to the properties of porcelain, they resemble your natural teeth in color and sheen. Highly durable, dental crowns can last for years, but, depending on the frequency of proper care and personal diet, may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Each of Dr. Rushing and Dr. Coulter’s patients are unique in their need for dental crowns, and we are committed to creating the best treatment plan specific to each of our clients. During your dental crown or dental bridge consultation, the options that best suit you will be discussed at length. We can also help you explore dental financing options, too.
Find Out More About Nashville Crown and Dental Bridge Options
Crowns and bridges are generally done in two appointments in our modern and comfortable Nashville dental office. Dr. Kristin Rushing and Dr. Lee Coulter are committed to strong and beautiful smiles and strive for seamless crowns and bridges that look and feel natural. We help patients achieve beautiful and functional smiles through patient education, prevention, and through beautiful restorative and cosmetic dentistry, where needed. For more information about dental crowns, dental bridges, or another of our dental services, or to schedule a consultation for dental crowns please call (615) 645-0663. We look forward to helping you.