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By Forte Family Dentistry
December 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

How crowns and bridges from your dentist in Berkley, Michigan can rebuild your smile.

If your smile is incomplete because of damaged or missing teeth, you need to discover what dental crowns and bridges can do for your smile. Dr. Julie Forte of Forte Family Dentistry in Berkley, Michigan offers comprehensive dental care, including crowns and bridges to rebuild your smile.

An attractive smile is an important part of who you are. If you are living with a less-than-perfect smile, dental crowns and bridges can help enhance your smile, your appearance, and your self-esteem.

A dental crown can repair a damaged and even badly broken tooth by covering the entire visible surface of your tooth, above the gumline. The overall protection keeps your tooth from breaking because the biting stress is spread evenly across your entire tooth.

Dental crowns can also enhance the beauty of your smile. A common crown material is porcelain, which is light-reflective and looks just like tooth enamel.

For back teeth, you may want a little more strength for chewing. You can choose a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the strength of a metal underlay.

When you are missing teeth, a dental bridge can replace your teeth and restore your full chewing ability. Dental bridges consist of prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, which are suspended over the space where you are missing teeth. The bridge is held in place by cementing it to the adjacent teeth, which are crowned to provide support for the bridge.

Dental bridges are made of realistic materials that can enhance the appearance of your smile. When a bridge is cemented in place, it becomes a permanent part of your smile which you never have to remove.

Dental crowns and bridges can restore and rebuild your smile. To find out more about the advantages of crowns and bridges, call Dr. Julie Forte of Forte Family Dentistry in Berkley, Michigan at (248) 546-2030. Call today.