The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and dental bridges are both highly esthetic restorations that return form and function to the smile. However, these common procedures serve very different oral health needs. Crowns are placed on individual teeth, and offer full coverage and protection of underlying tooth structure. Dental bridges address tooth loss by bridging a gap left between two teeth when a tooth is lost. Bridge restorations permanently affix to neighboring teeth, upon which they rely on for support.
As one of Arkansas’ leading cosmetic dentists, Dr. Samuel Jirik is renowned for his artistic approach and refined skill in generating beautiful, confident smiles. His unique process of creating cosmetic crowns and bridges ensures you receive the exceptional quality care and results you deserve.
Restore Function and Esthetics with Custom Dental Crowns
Dental crowns replicate the natural beauty, shape and color of teeth. They are utilized to restore biting and chewing function to the oral cavity following damage or anomalies within tooth structure. Typically made of high-quality porcelain or other strong, durable materials, crowns rebuild teeth to repair and renew your smile.
Crowns are used to restore teeth in the following situations:
Replace Missing Teeth with Highly Cosmetic Dental Bridges
Dental bridges consist of a series of crowns fused together to form a single unit. Made from high-quality esthetic materials, these appliances span the space left by a missing tooth and appear to rise naturally from the gum line.
Benefits of bridges:
- Replace missing teeth
- Prevent adjacent teeth from drifting
- Maintain facial contours
- Reestablish biting and chewing abilities
Expert Cosmetic Care for Your Smile
All crown and bridge cases begin with a cosmetic consultation. We then create diagnostic models to serve as an exact replica of your final results. These models are the basis for your temporary crown or bridge, which is worn before our high-end lab fabricates your final restoration. Your temporary will look and function exactly like your permanent dental crown or dental bridge. This way, we can work together, making any necessary adjustments to ensure your total satisfaction with your new restoration. From temporaries to permanent placement of your crown or bridge, you smile will look and feel amazing!