Crowns & Bridges in Mayfield Heights, OH

Dental Crowns & Bridges in Mayfield Heights, OH

Dental crowns are custom, tooth-colored caps that fit over and blend in with the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges are three or more crowns that “bridge” together to replace missing teeth. Our office also provides dental implant restorations, which involve repairing or replacing implant crowns. If you’ve been searching for a dentist in Mayfield Heights that can perform a dental crown or bridge procedure, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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Is a crown better than a bridge?

A dental crown and dental bridge restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Since both restorative options serve the purpose of restoring and enhancing your smile, neither is better than the other. However, one may be the better choice given a particular situation. For example, patients with a weak tooth, looking to cover an implant, or who have had a root canal will often be suited for a dental crown. For patients missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge can restore and help maintain oral function.

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Can an existing crown be used for a bridge?

While a dental crown and bridge serve a similar purpose, an existing crown can’t be used for a bridge. The dental crown procedure involves creating one custom cap for a single tooth. Instead of one crown, a bridge is made with a crown on each missing side to provide comfort and support to the replacement in between.

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How long does a bridge and crown last?

A crown and bridge are meant to be long-lasting restorative options. On average, a dental bridge can last five years, and a dental crown can last roughly ten. Staying on top of good oral hygiene, routine dental visits, and taking caution with the restorative area can increase the longevity of the restorations. If you’re still looking at crowns vs. bridge, our skilled team at Stuetzer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry would be happy to work with you to select the best option to restore your smile.

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Are implant crowns different from regular crowns?

Dental crowns are often used when a tooth has been damaged to a great extent but not so much that it needs to be removed completely. Implants are used in cases where teeth need to be extracted or are already missing and need to be replaced. Not sure what you need? Our team would be happy to assess your smile and make a personalized recommendation. While our practice does not place dental implants, we’d be glad to refer you to an experienced oral surgeon and repair or replace your implant crowns as needed.

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