Restoring your Smile with Dental Crowns or Bridges
At Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman, we also restore your beautiful smile with crowns or bridges. Occasionally cavities proceed beyond a point where a simple filling will restore the look and function of the tooth. At other times, a tooth may be missing or needs to be removed due to the severity of decay or trauma. If you find yourself in this situation, Dr. Wheatley will find the solution that is right for you.
Call (405) 857-6453 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wheatley. Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman accepts most insurance plans. Financing is available.
What to expect from a Dental Crown?
You may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. Crowns (sometimes called Caps) are the ideal restoration for more involved cavities. Crowns can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used as the final piece to restore a dental implant.
For more information on dental crowns, placement, and what to expect, please read our Dental Crown Patient Guide.
What to expect from a Dental Bridge?
Bridges are affordable options for replacing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Traditional bridges involve crowning the tooth on one or both sides of the space and having a lab make crowns for these teeth with the missing tooth’s crown attached and filling the space. Dr. Wheatley will discuss your options and find the solution that is the best option for you.
Our primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
Call us at Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman at (405) 857-6453 or contact us here for more information.