Crowns & Bridges
Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest surface in the human body? Wouldn’t it be great if no matter how hard a tooth was hit or no matter how big the cavity, it never broke?
Why Do Teeth Break?
In spite of their strength, our teeth can be very susceptible to cracking or breaking. Let’s face it, most of us have either had or at least seen someone with a broken or missing tooth. Teeth are often broken in an accident, a fall, even an elbow to the mouth in a basketball game. (Be sure to ask Dr. Stewart about what happened to his teeth when he would bite his nails!)
Most commonly, the strength of our teeth is affected by tooth decay. Tooth decay will weaken the structure of the tooth and cause it to break.
What Is a Crown?
A crown is a type of cap that covers a tooth when it has either broken or is at risk of breaking. Think of it as a retaining wall surrounding your tooth; the crown keeps everything from breaking and holds it together.
At Norco Family Dental, Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington will recommend a crown:
- If fractures are radiating from older fillings
- If a tooth has broken and requires additional support
- To place on top of an implant
- To correct esthetic concerns like discolored front teeth or misshapen teeth
- To protect a tooth that has had a root canal
- To fix teeth worn from bruxing or clenching
Bridges vs. Crowns
Crowns are used to fix a single tooth. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. By placing a cap on the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington can use those caps to support an artificial tooth to fill in the missing space. This is referred to as a “bridge.”
A bridge is an excellent and speedy way to replace a missing tooth. Both bridges and implants are extremely common ways to replace missing teeth in Greeley,
Why Choose Norco Family Dental?
Would you like to learn more about crowns and bridges and how they can lead to better health? Contact our staff today to reserve your consultation with Dr. Stewart or Dr. Buffington. At Norco Family Dental, we are always happy to meet with patients – not just those in Greeley, but from all over Colorado – and answer their questions.
We believe we are different because we truly care. But not only do we care, we also offer:
- Friendly, personalized care
- State-of-the-art technology
- A modern, updated, state-of-the-art office
- Convenient hours – we're open late on some days as well as Saturdays!
- The ability to accept most insurances and submit all claims on your behalf
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
At Norco Family Dental, we know that high-quality care doesn’t need to be stuffy or serious. We guarantee we will strive to keep things light and even make you laugh so you enjoy your time with us.
Please call us to arrange your next appointment – we think you'll be glad you did!