Achieve a Restored Smile at Smile Creator of Bingham Farms
Each patient has a unique smile and different oral health needs. At Smile Creator of Bingham Farms, Dr. Kosinski offers dental crowns and dental bridges to restore lost teeth and achieve a natural-looking smile. You don’t have to keep hiding your smile and having trouble eating and speaking. With our restorative dentistry options, you’ll reclaim your smile confidence and be able to live your daily life without unnecessary struggles due to damaged or missing teeth.
Our Bingham Farms dentist will help you on your journey to a complete smile. Call our dental office today at 248-646-8651 to schedule your consultation.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are custom coverings placed over damaged teeth to restore the look and function of your smile. They’re often used to repair decayed teeth or placed on top of a dental implant. A dental crown covers the entire tooth, preventing further damage and blending in naturally with your surrounding teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Patients may experience the following benefits after receiving a dental crown:
- Protect weak teeth from breaking or decaying
- Repair broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Mask discoloration
- Remedy a misshapen tooth
- Finalize a dental implant or hold a dental bridge in place
- Improve eating and speaking abilities
The Dental Crown Process
During your consultation, Dr. Kosinski will examine your teeth to help you determine the best option for your smile. The process of crowning a tooth will typically take two to three visits. Dr. Kosinski will prepare your tooth by shaping it to fit your new crown. A local anesthetic will be used to ensure a painless experience, and in cases where there isn’t enough tooth for the procedure, a tooth-colored filling may be needed.
Dr. Kosinski will then take a digital impression of your mouth, which will be sent to a professional laboratory. It typically takes a couple of weeks for the crown to be created — however, Dr. Kosinski will provide you with a temporary restoration until your permanent crown is ready. When it arrives, he’ll attach your new crown to your tooth with dental glue and solidify it with a special light.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are custom tooth replacements that bridge the gap between missing teeth. The replacement tooth is called a pontic, and the bridge is typically held in place by dental crowns attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. The dental bridge may also be secured with dental implants.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge
While there are other tooth replacement options available, dental bridges are reliable and affordable. Depending on your dental needs, Dr. Kosinski may recommend a dental bridge if you suffer from:
- Bite problems
- One or more missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
- Pain caused by excess stress on the jaw or teeth
- Low self-esteem due to smile appearance
The Dental Bridge Procedure
Similar to crowns, it will typically take more than one visit to place a dental bridge. A consultation will be needed to ensure a bridge is the best option for you. The procedure itself involves Dr. Kosinski administering a local anesthetic into the gum tissue next to the anchoring teeth.
As the anchor teeth are shaped and prepared, Dr. Kosinski will take an impression of your teeth so your bridge can be custom-made just for you. While you wait, he’ll provide a temporary bridge to fill the gaps in your smile. In a few weeks, you can return to our Bingham Farms dental office and we’ll place your permanent bridge.
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Schedule a Consultation With Our Bingham Farms Dentist Today!
Dr. Kosinski understands the importance of helping patients reclaim a natural-looking smile through custom-fit crowns and bridges. To learn more about our restoration options at Smile Creator of Bingham Farms, call our dental office at 248-646-8651 to schedule your consultation. You can also request more information through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.