Posts for tag: dental bridges

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
August 16, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental imperfections, from cracks to chips to a tooth missing entirely, affect the look, health and function of your tooth, making it crucial to visit your dentist for repairs. Dr. James Hutson in Marietta, GA, can restore the health of your damaged smile with crowns and bridges, the comfortable and durable choice for dental repair.

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are a discreet way to fix a tooth which has fractures, chips, protrusions, voids, severe discoloration or other noticeable damage or imperfections. A crown, which is tinted, sized and shaped to fit your tooth, is cemented over the affected portion of the tooth and cured under a special light to make it permanent and strong. A dental crown protects your tooth from bacterial growth and decay, as well as from damage to the surrounding teeth. A crown will also improve your ability to bite, chew, and brush.

Crowns are discreet, blending in perfectly with your tooth so it looks natural, healthy and attractive.

What are bridges?

If you are missing a tooth entirely, or have a tooth that requires removal due to damage or decay, dental bridges offer a permanent and attractive replacement. While dentures or dental implants are a popular choice if you have multiple missing teeth, a bridge is an affordable and effective way to replace one or two teeth.

A bridge consists of an artificial tooth, sized, shaped and tinted to match the surrounding teeth, which is supported by the teeth on either side and bonded in place for a strong, effective and discreet repair.

Both crowns and bridges from our Marietta, GA, office are customized so they are natural-looking and comfortable and are crafted to last.

Bring your smile back to its best with crowns and bridges from the Marietta, GA, office of Dr. Hutson. Call us at (770) 424-7525 to learn more.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

The practice of dentistry has been around for thousands of years, and many of the earliest dental treatments and practices are still in use cosmetic dentistryin some form today, due to their enduring effectiveness. Dental crowns are an example of an early staple of dentistry that still works today (although they have evolved significantly in terms of materials and quality). Whether you need to completely replace a missing tooth or repair a damaged or decayed tooth, Dr. James Hutson, a dentist in Marietta, GA, recommends crowns and bridgework for an affordable and lasting option to fix your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Marietta, GA

A crown (also known as a cap because it literally covers the tooth) can fix virtually every cosmetic problem including:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Replace missing teeth as part of a bridge
  • Fortify a severely decayed tooth when a cavity is too large to treat with a standard dental filling
  • Fix the shape or size of a damaged tooth
  • Cover stained or discolored teeth

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

A dental bridge consists of three crowns that are designed to "bridge" the gap created in your smile by a missing tooth. The middle crown fills in the space of the missing tooth, and the crowns on either side of it are placed over the teeth (also known as abutment teeth) to secure the bridge in place. Crowns are custom designed to match the texture, shape and color of natural teeth, so your smile will look just as good (or better!) as it did before the damage or tooth loss.

Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Marietta, GA

Don't settle for a damaged or mediocre smile. For more information about crowns and other cosmetic dentistry options to improve your smile, contact our office by calling (770) 424-7525 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hutson today.

By James Hutson, DDS, PC
November 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Want to know whether or not your smile could benefit from dental crowns or bridges?

Yes, we definitely understand that it can feel a bit daunting to sift through article after article talking about different dental treatments. Of dental crownscourse, you won’t be able to make a decision about which dental treatment is right for you until you talk to our Marietta, GA cosmetic dentist Dr. James Hutson. Crowns and bridges are one of the most popular restorative treatments we offer and here’s what they can do for your smile:

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap often made from porcelain that is hollow and designed to fit over a damaged tooth to improve the look, strength and function of a natural tooth. Each dental crown is custom made to fit over a prepared tooth and to blend right in with the rest of your smile so people won’t even know that you have a dental crown.

While dental crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, porcelain is often the most popular choice because this material looks most like real teeth.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is designed to replace a missing tooth or a row of missing teeth. Once you lose a tooth the rest of your teeth will start to shift out of place to fill the gap. The purpose of a dental bridge is to not only prevent these teeth from shifting around but also to replace your missing tooth with a reliable restoration.

A dental bridge uses two dental crowns, which are bonded over healthy neighboring tooth and used to support the bridge and stabilize it. Between the two crowns is an artificial tooth, which is meant to replace your missing tooth.

Are dental crowns and bridges right for me?

There are many people who can benefit from getting dental crowns or bridges in Marietta. We may recommend that you get a crown if you have a weak, fractured, decaying or damaged tooth that will need a restoration to protect it to prevent the tooth from further damage. Think of a dental crown as a protective shell for your tooth.

A dental bridge, on the other hand, is meant for patients who are looking to replace their missing teeth and have healthy natural teeth that are able to support the bridge.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges in Marietta, GA? Want to turn to the dental expert that will ensure that you get a new restoration that you are satisfied with? Then call Dr. Hutson today!

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