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Everything To Know About Crowns and Bridges

How dental crowns and bridges from your dentist in Smyrna, TN, can help your smile

How much do you know about dental crowns and bridges? Did you know they can make your smile stronger and more beautiful? In fact, dental crowns can make your smile better than ever.

The dentists at Smyrna Dental Group in Smyrna, TN, offer a wide variety of exceptional dental services, including dental crowns and bridges to help your smile.

Dental crowns can protect your teeth from damage. They do this by covering the entire visible surfaces of your teeth, above the gumline. When you bite down or chew, you can be sure your teeth are protected. The stress of biting and chewing is spread evenly across the surfaces of your teeth, preventing damage.

Modern dental crowns are also beautiful. Many crowns are made from high-grade dental porcelain, which is light-reflective, just like natural tooth enamel. In fact, dental porcelain closely resembles tooth enamel, so when a porcelain dental crown is placed, it is virtually identical in appearance to your natural teeth.

Sometimes you need a little extra strength for chewing, especially with your back teeth. For these areas, porcelain is often fused onto a metal framework. These crowns, known as porcelain-fused-to-metal or PFM crowns, combine the beauty of porcelain with the strength of metal, to give you the best of both.

If you are missing teeth, a dental bridge can fill the space left behind. A dental bridge has prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, which are suspended over the space. The bridge is anchored by the adjacent teeth, which receive dental crowns. The bridge is cemented onto the adjacent teeth.

After a dental bridge is cemented in place, it creates an additional surface area to help you chew better, which aids your digestion and your overall health. A dental bridge also completes your smile beautifully, giving you a whole smile again.


To find out more about how dental crowns and bridges can help your smile, call the dentists of Smyrna Dental Group in Smyrna, TN, at (615) 355-6800. Call now!

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