Dental Crowns & Bridges in Concord, NH
Damaged and missing teeth are a hassle.
Teeth that are cracked, broken, or severely decayed can be painful and are prone to additional damage or infection. Missing teeth can make chewing difficult and may prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods. Additionally, we live in a society where appearance is important and your smile is often the first thing that people notice. If your smile is flawed, you may feel hesitant to show it to others, which may lead to feelings of self-consciousness, lowered self-esteem, and even depression.
At White Park Dental in Concord, NH, we have excellent solutions for damaged and missing teeth that will make your smile whole again so that you can be proud to once again show it off. Crowns and bridges are two restorative dental options that are both simple and affordable, and both Dr. Vasantha and Dr. Bogacz are skilled in their placement.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped shell that fits over the top of the damaged tooth to conceal the damage, protect the tooth, and restore its functionality.
Crowns are available in a range of materials. For teeth that are in the front and easily visible, we may recommend porcelain or ceramic crowns that can blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. For teeth that are in the back that must absorb most of the force from chewing, porcelain fused to metal is often a good choice.
Before we decide on what type of crown is right for you, we’ll present you with your options and our professional recommendation so that you can make an informed decision about your dental health care. At White Park Dental, you will always have a voice in your care.
What Is a Bridge?
A bridge is an artificial tooth that takes the place of a missing tooth. It remains in place because we affix it to crowns that we place on adjacent teeth.
Bridges are one of the most affordable ways to replace a missing tooth and they are a good choice for our patients who, for one reason or another, have chosen not to get dental implants.
If you are missing a few teeth in a row, you may opt to have an implant-supported bridge. This technique combines the affordability of the bridge with the bone-preserving qualities of dental implants for a restoration that is attractive, functional, and less costly than replacing all of your missing teeth with implants.
Call for Your Evaluation
Are you concerned about damaged or missing teeth? We invite you to contact our Concord, NH dental office to schedule a consultation appointment with either Dr. Bogacz or Dr. Vasantha to learn more about your options.