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.
Dr. Gentry recommends the conservative route when she talks about treatments. A dental crown is a conservative treatment for a damaged tooth or a tooth in need of a repair that a dental filling cannot handle.
A dental crown is a tooth cover that is designed to fit over a tooth that as damaged or otherwise compromised. It is also used to cap a tooth that has been treated with a root canal. A dental crown will save your tooth and enable you to chew on the tooth normally. It is made of high-quality porcelain that will blend in with your natural teeth seamlessly.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
The process of getting a crown placed used to require a minimum of two long appointments, and at least two to four 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.
When you are missing one or a few teeth that are next to each other, a dental bridge is a good solution.
Dr. Gentry will anchor the dental bridge to your healthy teeth with crowns and use a set of prosthetic teeth to fill in the space left by your missing teeth. Using the artistry and science of dentistry, Dr. Gentry will build a bridge that matches your existing teeth for a natural look.
She can also use dental implants to anchor a dental bridge. Not only will these hold the bridge securely in place, but they will also protect your jawbone from shrinking. This will ensure a better fit for a bridge that will also last longer since there will be minimal changes in your jawbone.
You don't have to live with a damaged smile, and you shouldn't when there are options available. Dr. Gentry can discuss crowns and bridges with you so can make an educated decision about which treatment is best for your needs. If you need a dental crown, 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.