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By Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr., DDS, PA
March 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

If left untreated, your damaged or missing teeth can take a long-term toll on your smile. However, repairing these issues could be as Restorative dentsitryeasy as asking your dentist about dental crowns and bridges. These restorations blend into your smile to improve its appearance and functionality. Learn more about crowns and bridges with Dr. Joseph Hendrick, Jr. in Shelby, NC.

Dental Crowns
This important dental restoration is a porcelain tooth-shaped cap which fits over a tooth to strengthen it. While dentists use dental crowns in various situations, they are most often used to stabilize a tooth that is cracked, has suffered damage or after a root canal. Crowns can also improve the appearance of a tooth, restore a worn tooth’s biting surface or hold a dental bridge in place.

Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a dental restoration which replaces a missing tooth. The bridge itself consists of three prosthetic teeth in a row with a dental crown on either side. Made from porcelain, which has the same light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth, a bridge blends right into your smile seamlessly and subtly. A bridge can also be removable, held in place with metal clasps rather than dental crowns.

How do crowns and bridges work together? 
Dental crowns hold a bridge in place. However, crowns and bridges can further work together to benefit your smile. Replacing a missing tooth with a bridge and restoring a broken or damaged tooth with a dental crown corrects your bite.

Crowns and Bridges in Shelby, NC
Improving your smile with crowns and bridges can benefit its functionality, aesthetics and even your self-esteem. If you think you could benefit from crowns and bridges, you should consult with Dr. Hendrick about potential cosmetic dentistry procedures.

For more information on crowns and bridges, please contact Dr. Hendrick in Shelby, NC. Call (704) 484-0077 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hendrick today!

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Joseph R. Hendrick, Jr., DDS, PA
511 N. Morgan Street
Shelby, NC 28150
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