When decay or damage have weakened your teeth to the point that fillings are no longer sufficient to repair them, you may need dental crowns or dental bridges. Whether you grind your teeth, have recently had a root canal, or simply need a cosmetic upgrade to your teeth, dental crowns and dental bridges can get you back to smiling and enjoying life again. The team here at Dental Care of Franklin has helped countless patients in the Franklin, TN area reclaim a full, strong set of teeth with dental crowns and dental bridges.
As a general dental practice, we provide everything from routine dental care for your entire family to full mouth reconstruction in one convenient location. Extensively experienced in restorative dentistry, Dr. Jason White takes great care to match the shade and luminosity of your remaining natural teeth to your crowns or bridges for a seamless, natural-looking smile that you’ll be eager to show off.
Dental crowns, also known in restorative dentistry as crown restorations and often informally called caps, are artificial teeth that are fitted over existing teeth or dental implants. These are typically made of durable, glossy porcelain and can be used to top teeth that have been significantly worn down by decay (but retain the natural tooth roots) or can be fitted onto dental implant posts which act as artificial tooth roots. After you receive dental crowns, you can reclaim the appearance and function of natural teeth for many years to come, with proper care. Dr. Jason White has his crowns fabricated right here in Franklin, TN, which can mean a shorter wait time between appointments for you.
Dental bridges actually incorporate dental crowns, but in a different configuration. With dental bridges, only the outermost crowns are anchored via dental implant posts or living tooth roots. The crowns in between are supported by those teeth, creating a bridge that spans the gap left by the missing teeth. Dental bridges are comprised of two or more crown restorations, which allows us to replace more teeth in a shorter amount of time than through individual dental implants. Like dental crowns, dental bridges can give you the appearance of a full set of natural teeth once again!