Dental Crowns and Bridges in Charlotte, NC
At Gentry Dental, we believe that prevention is the key to avoiding many dental issues. That said, however, most of us will need to have a tooth repaired or restored at some point in our lives.
While Dr. Gentry is conservative in her treatment recommendations, when your tooth has failed or is in need of repair beyond the scope of what a dental filling can restore, she will recommend a dental crown for you.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is custom designed to replace your damaged, injured, or infected tooth while protecting the integrity of your root. It fits over your remaining natural tooth structure like a “cap,” essentially giving you a brand new tooth made of high-quality porcelain. Dr. Gentry custom blends your tooth so it naturally completes your smile and no one will notice your dental work.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
The process of getting a crown placed used to require a minimum of two long appointments, and at least 2 to 4 weeks of waiting for completion. This does not account for a temporary crown breaking or falling out, which would require additional visits and more time out of your busy schedule.
All this has changed, however, with CEREC same-day crowns, and Dr. Gentry is proud to offer this revolutionary technology to her patients.
CEREC allows us to scan a 3-D image of your tooth, which Dr. Gentry can use to customize and design your new tooth. The image is then sent directly to our milling machine located right in our office. Dr. Gentry will custom shade your new tooth so it naturally completes your smile, and CEREC will fabricate your new tooth while you wait. The result is that you will leave our office with a beautiful, high-quality restoration that is completely finished and you can be proud of.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
For patients missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge is a good solution.
A bridge will anchor to your healthy teeth with crowns and utilize prosthetic teeth to literally “bridge the gap” left by your missing teeth. Dr. Gentry combines both skill and artistry to construct a bridge that matches your existing teeth.
Dental implants are also good options for anchoring a dental bridge, as they will also keep your jawbone healthy and stimulated, adding longevity to your bridge.
If your smile is in need of repair, Dr. Gentry can discuss your options with you, so that you are empowered to make an educated decision about which treatment is best for your needs. If a crown is in your future, we know you’ll love how efficient and easy CEREC makes getting your restoration completed. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help restore your smile.