Crowns and Bridges in St. Louis
Bridges and crowns can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. Bridges come in different styles, including full and partial bridges, and are completed with a set of porcelain or zirconium crowns.
What are Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns are most commonly made out of zirconium or porcelain and are designed to "shield" damaged or imperfect teeth from further damage. Crowns can be individually placed or combined with a bridge, which is a customized implant, to create a seamless smile.
Crowns and bridges in St. Louis are typically created and implanted within two sessions, but this can vary depending on a patient's oral health. During your initial consultation with Dr. Martin, he'll determine what type of crown and bridge you'd benefit the most from, whether it's a partial or fully constructed bridge.
Next, impressions of your teeth will be taken to ensure a proper fit, and on your very next session, your bridge and crowns will be installed and adjusted to ensure a comfortable and seamless fit.
Who Can Benefit from Crowns and Bridges?
If you are missing multiple teeth, or have lost all of your teeth because of periodontal disease or oral cancer, you are the perfect candidate for crowns and bridges in St. Louis. Both partial and full bridges can be constructed to create a natural-looking smile that you can be proud of.
Crowns and bridges generally last for 5-7 years depending on the material that is used and whether they are properly taken care of. It's essential to keep in mind that even though crowns and bridges in St. Louis are artificial devices, they require regular maintenance such as brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings.
Interested in Crowns and Bridges in St. Louis?
When you choose Martin Dental & Associates for your crowns and bridges in St. Louis, you can be sure that you'll be taken care of. Dr. John Martin has nearly three decades of experience as a dentist in St. Louis and understands the level of care that his patients expect, and most importantly, deserve.
For more information on crowns and bridges in St. Louis, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule a free consultation.