Crown & Bridge
If you’re in need of new dental crowns in Bel Air, MD Dr. Kreiner is available right away. Have you been falling behind when it comes to taking care of your teeth? Without proper care, brushing and flossing, our teeth can fall into a state of decay. Cavities in the teeth can be damaging if unchecked and left to accumulate. Likewise, teeth can be easily damaged or discolored. If you wish to have your tooth restored to it’s original size and shape, then dental crowns are the choice for you.
Crowns completely cover the exterior of your tooth, essentially rebuilding the tooth to resemble it’s previous self. These modifications provide more than cosmetic appeal; they emulate the real form and function of actual teeth, which means you should be able to use them just like before. Don’t let yourself suffer with damaged teeth any longer. With assistance from our expert staff, your smile will be bright and shining, just like new again.
For the best dental crowns in Bel Air, MD, Dr. Kreiner is here to help. Sooner than later you’ll be enjoying your seamless new smile. Contact our office to schedule your procedure.
Having one or more missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile, but also on your dental health. Specifically, missing teeth can cause:
- A shift in the alignment of your teeth
- Increased risk of periodontal disease
- Increased risk of tooth decay
- Loss of adjacent teeth
- Speech disorders
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- What Are Dental Bridges?
Like dental implants, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, except bridges are supported by the teeth on either side called abutment teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Bridges?
Like many cosmetic dental procedures, placing bridges also serves a restorative purpose. A dental bridge will improve your ability to chew and speak as well as your smile. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dental bridges were shown to dramatically reduce the risk of losing teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth. In addition, dental bridges can help keep your jaw and face from changing shape, as they tend to do when a person has missing teeth.
What Types of Bridges Are There?
Cantilever bridges are used to replace a tooth that does not have supporting teeth on both sides of the affected area.
Maryland bonded bridges include artificial teeth and gums, and are held in place by a metal frame.
Traditional bridges are the most common, and literally bridge the gap of an empty tooth space by securing a false tooth using crowns on the teeth on either side.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years and can last even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.
How Much Do Bridges Cost?
Depending on various factors such as the experience and skill level of the dentist and the type of bridge being fitted, dental bridges can cost anywhere from $1000 to $1500 a tooth.
Are Bridges Covered By My Dental Insurance?
Dental bridges are typically partially covered by insurers. Ask your dentist to find out exactly how much you will have to pay out of pocket.