Restoring Smiles with Dental Crowns & Bridges in OKC
Have you lost a tooth or several teeth because of decay, gum disease, or an injury? At the Oklahoma City dental office of Dr. Mitchell, we're happy to create a custom-made crown and bridge to help you fill in the gap in your smile. Besides improving your appearance, your crown and bridge will improve your chewing function so you can eat all the foods you enjoy; you won’t have to avoid hard or chewy foods because they are more difficult to eat when you’re missing teeth.
In addition, your speech might improve, too. Our teeth are integral to the ability to correctly pronounce and enunciate certain letters and sounds. People who are missing even one tooth may not feel comfortable speaking knowing that some of the words they try to say will not be clear.
Tooth Replacement Option
Replacing missing teeth with a dental crown and bridge in Oklahoma City can prevent nearby teeth from moving out of alignment. Side by side, your teeth help keep one another in their proper position. Take one away and the others are more inclined to drift, throwing off your bite and possibly causing symptoms of TMJ. Tooth replacement with a crown and bridge may even help you achieve a more youthful appearance by providing your face with the internal structure it was missing.
What is a Dental Crown & Fixed Dental Bridge?
A dental crown and bridge (also known as a fixed bridge), is made of a prosthetic tooth attached to one or two abutment crowns. These crowns will attach to existing healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. If one or both of these abutment teeth are not strong enough to support a crown, then Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Mitchell may choose to buildup the tooth or place a dental implant in its stead.
Dr. Mitchell will design your crown after a careful oral exam. The abutment teeth will need to be slightly reduced in size in order to accommodate the crowns. Once cemented into place, these crowns will provide your new prosthetic with a strong foundation. Once your custom-made bridge is ready, it will be permanently attached to your smile for results that look beautiful and improve both health and functionality.
Schedule Your Consultation
Do you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Call Mitchell Smile Design today at (405) 708-5672 to schedule your consultation visit with Dr. Mitchell. Together, you will discuss your tooth replacement options, so you can once again enjoy all the benefits of a complete smile. We're happy to offer custom-made dental crowns and fixed bridges to patients from Oklahoma City and beyond.