Crowns and Bridges
Our goal at Thomas Family Dentistry is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Sometimes this means repairing or even replacing a tooth in order to protect your oral health. The good news is that today’s dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile, provide durability, and deliver appealing aesthetics.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns are typically recommended for teeth in these situations:
- The tooth has a large old filling that has broken down and doesn’t leave enough tooth structure to replace with another filling
- A tooth that has had root canal therapy
- A tooth that has decay that is larger than what a filling can repair
- A fractured or cracked tooth
- A restoration for a dental implant
A crown is designed to replace the entire tooth structure. We recommend porcelain crowns, which are custom-shaded to match your existing teeth, so your crown blends flawlessly with your smile. Porcelain is also durable, and your crown provides all the functionality you enjoyed with your natural tooth while protecting your root.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge replaces one or multiple adjacent missing teeth by utilizing dental crowns as anchors with prosthetic teeth attached to fill in the gap. The key to promoting longevity for your dental bridge is consistent brushing and flossing of the anchor teeth in order to keep them very clean and free of infection.
When you take excellent care of your dental bridge, it has the potential to last for 12-15 years.
We Have Solutions for Your Needs
Dr. Gealon Thomas or Dr. Ben Thomas are happy to meet with you during a consultation to help determine the right treatment for your unique needs. If your repairs are extensive, we also offer options for full mouth rehabilitation, which can restore full function and aesthetics to your smile.
At Thomas Family Dentistry, we also have the added benefit of working with a top oral surgeon who works right next door. This specialist can assist with complex extractions or implant placement if needed, which makes completing your treatment comfortable and efficient.
A full mouth treatment plan often combines multiple treatment procedures such as dental crowns, bridges, veneers, or implants. We can phase out these types of procedures in order to better fit your budget and busy schedule.
Ready to Learn More?
Would you like to hear more about the possibilities for your smile? We encourage you to call Thomas Family Dentistry and schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. You’ll be empowered to decide the treatment that’s right for your lifestyle, goals, and budget.