Dental Crowns and Bridges

You probably don’t think much about the role that your teeth play in your daily life. When they’re healthy, it’s easy to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and share your confident smile with others. 

But as the years go by, wear and tear take their toll, and it shows up in the form of worn, broken, cracked, decayed, or missing teeth. Going through life with teeth that hurt or are broken or missing adds a whole new challenge to your daily life. Even simple things like sharing a smile with a friend or loved one can be difficult or impossible.

That’s when patients in Circleville, OH turn to us for solutions like dental crowns and bridges.

At Ely, Dubos, & Stewart General Dentistry, we provide the caring treatment and friendly guidance you need to keep your teeth strong and healthy for a lifetime. When one of them is decayed or broken, however, our dentists may recommend a dental crown. 

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

We would recommend a dental crown for you in any of the following cases: 

  • A tooth has a cavity that's too large for a filling
  • A tooth is cracked, broken, or worn down
  • A tooth that has had a root canal needs a crown to strengthen it
  • A dental implant has been placed in your jaw needs a dental crown to restore it
  • A tooth is severely discolored or poorly shaped

We’ll make sure that you understand what the problem is and why we recommend a dental crown for you. Using advanced technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, our Circleville, OH dentists will make you part of the decision-making process. 

What’s the Process for Getting a Dental Crown?

Getting a dental crown at Ely, Dubos, & Stewart General Dentistry typically requires two visits to our office. During the first, our dentists:

  • Numb your tooth, so you don't feel anything
  • Prepare the tooth and take impressions
  • Help you choose the perfect white shade for your new crown
  • Place your temporary crown on your tooth

A custom dental lab uses your impressions tothat prepares your new crown. In three to four weeks, you’ll return to our office so we can remove the temporary, adjust your new dental crown for proper fit, and cement it in place.

When Do You Recommend a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement that our dentists customize to fill the gap left by one or two missing teeth. The bridge fills the open space and restores the function of the lost tooth. 

We typically design dental bridges as a three-piece unit. An artificial tooth is customized to sit in the open space and is held securely in place with dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth.

It’s critical to replace a missing tooth with something to prevent surrounding teeth from drifting into the gap in your smile. A bridge acts as a placeholder to avoid this movement that can lead to tooth misalignment and problems with your dental bite. 

Schedule a Convenient Appointment

At Ely, Dubos, & Stewart General Dentistry, we’ll work with you to find the treatment that meets all your needs. 

If you have broken or missing teeth in Circleville, OH and need a solution, call us at (740) 474-1900 to book a convenient appointment with one of our dentists.