So I had a back tooth that was already root canaled, and then I had a tooth that needed to be pulled because I cracked the crown underneath my gum. We went through the different options, and I was really nervous about a bridge because when I thought about bridge, I thought about people taking their teeth out of their mouth, putting them into a little cup of water, or this big gold tooth that's going to sit in the back of your mouth.
And he showed me his. He's like, 'Can you tell?' I'm like, 'No.' That made me really comfortable, and they just kind of showed me a video and then came back again to explain anything I need to understand better. Just, again, really walked me through the process of what that looks like, what it means, to kind of ease that fear of thinking of, 'Oh, gosh, I'm going to be that person, you know, at my age pulling out teeth and putting them in water.' So I felt truly comfortable. I'm happy I got it done. It's great, it's comfortable, and they look just like regular teeth. So, can't complain.
When your teeth aren’t doing what you want them to do, turn to the experts at Bell Dental Group. For more than 30 years, the Bell brothers, along with their skilled team, have been restoring the smiles of their patients using Cincinnati dental crowns and bridges. Our treatment can give you:
- A more beautiful smile you’ll love showing off to friends and coworkers
- The ability to eat foods you’ve had to avoid
- Better oral health and potentially better overall health
- Greater confidence to mingle and socialize
So in dealing with patients that have damage that's fairly significant to a given teeth or multiple teeth, best option, recommended care is what can we do to that situation, that patient, to restore their teeth to as close as the health and function that tooth before it got the first cavity or before it got the first filling?
So when there's a lot of damage done to a tooth, the best option for that in mind is usually receiving what's called a crown, or some people might call it a cap. And that really enables us to strengthen and ensure the health of the tooth for a lifetime.
So when a patient's been recommended for a crown, what that basically means is that we're going to cement or bond a protective covering around the tooth to prevent fracture of that debilitated tooth. So the tooth has so much damage that the residual strength of the tooth is really in question.
Now that's when a crown or a cap comes in play. They're usually all ceramic, so they're very aesthetic, and there is no gray metal line showing at the edge of the crown. You really can't tell that it's anything but a great-looking tooth. In that way, we can be comfortable that the patient's going to keep the tooth for a lifetime.
We clearly work with the patient. We educate them as far as their options in that situation, before anything is actually performed on them. Specifically, a bridge has been this sort of long standard of care, where the adjacent teeth are sculpted for crowns and the bridge then is cemented – fixed restoration that restores that missing tooth area. Before that technique will be done, we also would explore other options with the patient that are newer-ish, such as implants, to give them options and work with them, decide which technique suits them the best.
Call us today at 513-802-9440 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation. We’re conveniently located in the 45208 ZIP code.
Take Your Choice of Great Smile Repair Options
I've needed crowns and need a couple more crowns. My teeth are old. I'm young. My teeth are old, and they're quite honestly just falling apart in places. Because there's not a lot of the original tooth left, the best solution was to put crowns in. I have crowns in the molars on both sides in the bottom, and I need to get some on the top as well.
Dr. Chuck has done a wonderful job with the crowns. I guess the best thing I can say about him is that I don't notice them. They are like my teeth were back in the days when my teeth were in great shape. They function very well. They feel very good. I go to some of the finer steakhouses in town and chew a good steak and have no issues.
- Single Crowns For Tooth Repair – We can repair a damaged or diseased tooth with a sturdy crown. It will completely cover the tooth, strengthening it and helping prevent further damage. Crowns are a fantastic finishing restoration for a tooth that’s been repaired with a root canal.
- Standard Fixed Bridges – These restorations literally bridge the gap created by missing teeth. A bridge will anchor on either end to your other teeth to restore your smile as well as your chewing power.
- Implant-Supported Crowns – Combining a crown with a dental implant (a replacement tooth root) will replace a missing tooth. Your new tooth will give you back virtually all your chewing capacity.
So I had several crowns. I had one in a front tooth, which Bell Dentistry did an phenomenal job. They made it much more, the color, closer to my regular teeth. They made it look more like a real tooth. But then also again, I had the bridge done with two crowns around that and a crown over on this side. Quite extensive work done, but again, they did it in several sessions. And again, the way that she matched the color, and she's a perfectionist. So she had to come in and make sure they were doing it right and everything. So that's another thing I love about her. She's always there for you no matter what.
- Implant-Supported Bridges – Rather than anchoring to your other teeth, this type of bridge uses support from two or more dental implants. These are great restorations for replacing several missing teeth in a row.
- Inlays & Onlays – These custom restorations are sometimes referred to as partial crowns. Inlays bond to the top of a tooth between the cusps (tips), whereas onlays also extend onto the sides of a tooth. They are used when an entire crown is not required but a standard tooth filling will not work.
Cincinnati dental crowns and bridges can help you regain your smile as well as your bite. Call us today at 513-802-9440 to schedule an appointment.