Restorative Dentistry in Smithfield
Are missing or injured teeth keeping you from living your life to the fullest? Thanks to restorative dentistry, you can get back the smile you used to know and love. Crowns and bridges are just two of the many restorative services we offer here at Smithfield Dental. They have both been integral in returning beauty and functionality back to so many of our patients’ smiles. Isn’t it time you felt confident in your smile again?
Dental Crowns in SmithfieldDental Crowns–also referred to as caps–are an easy and efficient way to remedy mild or severe tooth pain, or broken, decaying, and/or discolored teeth. This restorative procedure can get your smile up and running again with all the functionality you had before. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if dental crowns are a good option for you.
Smithfield Dental BridgesDental bridges are composed of two or more crowns combined with false teeth that will close the gap in your smile. The crowns will be attached to the teeth on either side of your gap, and the false teeth will fill in the hole. A dental bridge can restore the appearance of your smile, as well as increase functionality. With this restorative treatment, you will be able to maintain the shape of your face, hold the surrounding teeth in place, and eat and speak more naturally.
Dental Crowns & Bridges FAQs
Why should I replace missing teeth?Replacing missing teeth is beneficial for your facial structure, maintaining your natural bite, and preventing shifting of the surrounding teeth.
How long do dental crowns last?Dental crowns can last up to 15 years if they are properly cared for. For best results, brush and floss at least twice daily and avoid bad habits such as biting your fingernails, opening packaging with your teeth, and grinding your teeth while sleeping.
What are dental bridges made of?Dental bridges may be made of a variety of materials, depending on the placement and your budget. Different types of metals and porcelain are among the most popular materials. With porcelain, your bridge can be made to match the natural color of your teeth.
Do I need to remove my dental bridge or crown?Dental bridges and crowns are considered permanent solutions for replacing teeth. With these restorations, you won’t have to worry about adhesives or removing them before bed every night.
How much do dental crowns and bridges cost?The cost of treatment is dependent upon your specific dental needs. During your consultation, our team will discuss treatment options with you and compare the cost of each plan. We offer several financing options to make
Root Canal Therapy
Many patients dread the thought of a root canal, but it’s actually a relatively simple procedure and has a very high success rate. First, we’ll create a small point of access in the crown of your tooth and remove the infected pulp. Next, we’ll thoroughly clean the canal and seal it with a tooth-colored material to prevent future infections. If the structure of your tooth needs additional support, a dental crown may be placed over it to ensure it still has proper functionality. Oftentimes, patients are able to return to their daily activities the day after treatment.