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By Arnold Bansen, DDS
January 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about crowns and bridges from your dentist in Sterling Heights.

Crowns and bridges are two dental treatment options that can help improve the appearance of the smile. Whether for aesthetic reasons dental crowns, dental bridgesor simply for function, each offers something different to a dental patient. With the help of Dr. Arnold Bansen in Sterling Heights, MI, your dream smile can be achieved.

Understanding Crowns

Crowns are made of a porcelain-like material and placed atop a tooth. They are often used to restore the function and/or appearance of a tooth after a procedure such as a root canal. They are generally used because there is too much tooth decay in this tooth and large portions of that tooth had to be removed. There was enough tooth left for function, but not for appearance. In turn, they supplement this procedure.

Crowns can also be used to prevent a cracked tooth from getting worse, to keep an existing filling in place, to attach bridges, or to cover implants. Dr. Bansen uses crowns as a means to restore teeth to their natural appearance.

Understanding Bridges

Bridges are used in situations where a section of missing teeth must be replaced. They are custom-made to accommodate the bite and natural contour of each patient. They are sometimes known as fixed partial dentures and are bonded to implants or teeth. They come in a variety of types including resin-bonded, cantilever and conventional fixed. Our Sterling Heights dentist can determine which type will benefit your teeth the best.

Learn What Crowns and Bridges Can Do For You

Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Bansen, patients can learn more about what crowns and bridges can do for their oral health situation. A comprehensive examination can determine the problems in their mouth and which treatment procedure they will benefit from the most. To schedule an exam with Dr. Bansen in Sterling Heights, MI, today, call (586) 979-1450.