Dentist - Grand Rapids
422 North Park St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525



By North Park Family Dental
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain dental restorations are an important aspect of dentistry. Used in several facets of dentistry, such as restorative dentistry and restorative dentistrycosmetic dentistry, dental restorations like crowns and bridges can restore functionality to your smile while helping it look great. Find out more about crowns and bridges with Dr. Robert Dame at North Park Family Dental in Grand Rapids, MI.

Understanding Crowns and Bridges
Made from porcelain, a durable, tooth-colored material, crowns and bridges restore or replace a tooth to improve its functionality within your smile and appearance. Crowns are unique in that they can save a tooth’s natural structure, eliminating the need for extraction in cases of serious tooth decay. Dental bridges replace a missing tooth by doing as their name implies and bridging the gap between two healthy teeth.

Do I need a crown or bridge? 
If you have a gap with a healthy natural tooth on either side, you could benefit from a dental bridge. The bridge uses dental crowns on either side to anchor into place on the natural teeth. Crowns can do many jobs, including restoring the biting surface of a tooth, improving the appearance of a tooth, or stabilizing a tooth which has been damaged or has a large filling. Crowns and bridges can work together to fill in your gaps and stabilize your existing teeth to give you a smile you love.

Crowns and Bridges in Grand Rapids, MI 
Crowns and bridges are versatile and effective. Thanks to their durable materials, porcelain dental restorations can last for many years with the proper care. Brush your teeth and restorations alike at least twice a day using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Floss between each tooth or underneath your bridge at least once a day. In addition to your at-home oral care routine, you should see your dentist at least twice a year for regular dental examinations and cleanings.

For more information on crowns and bridges in the Grand Rapids, MI area, please contact Dr. Dame at North Park Family Dental. Call (616) 361-7265 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dame today!