Erdenheim Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Erdenheim

No matter how well we’ve taken care of our teeth, there may come a time when we experience a broken or damaged tooth or a lost tooth.

While these occurrences can be upsetting, there are options to help return your damaged tooth to health and strength, or replace a missing tooth.

Dental Crown

A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is a custom-made restoration that fits completely over the entire tooth, repairing and strengthening a tooth that has fractured, has a large cavity, has undergone root canal therapy, or has an old filling that has failed. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic enhancements, improving the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.

Dental Bridge

If you’re missing one or several consecutive teeth, a dental bridge is the ideal solution. A permanent appliance, a dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth (or teeth). It is held in place by two crowns (abutments) that are placed on the healthy teeth adjacent to the empty space left by missing teeth. In between the two crowns is a porcelain tooth (or teeth) that “bridge” the empty area, replacing the missing tooth (or teeth). The bridge doesn’t require any special treatment. You just brush and floss like you would your natural teeth. Dental bridges can last a lifetime if taken care of properly.

My wife had been going to Chesheim Dental Associates for years and was always urging me to go. When my dentist retired, I decided it was time to try them and none too soon! I broke my tooth and was in need of an immediate repair. Dr. Rothwell expertly repaired my tooth with excellent results. Because I had not seen a dentist in years, many of my previous repairs were failing and I was increasingly aware of my less than good looking smile. With dental problems looming in the future and feeling self conscious about my smile, Dr. Rothwell and I came up with a customized treatment plan. I’m so glad that moved forward with my plan. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care and experience I received. I should have listened to my wife years ago!

- Hugh