Dental Crowns & Bridges to Restore Smiles in Columbia
At Columbia Healthy Smiles, our team wants to help you and all your loved ones enjoy a smile that gives you the strength, function, and aesthetic quality you deserve. Sadly, teeth can become damaged, weakened, or even completely lost over time. Thankfully, our quality crown and bridge options here in Columbia, MO can turn back the clock, restoring much-needed oral structure in a durable and pleasing fashion. Dr. Philip Batson is also happy to offer all-ceramic restorations to patients from Centralia, Hallsville, Fulton, Ashland, and beyond.
How Dental Crowns Could Help You
Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative care, largely because of their versatility; Dr. Batson may recommend them in cases of decay that’s too severe for a filling, a structural injury to the tooth, gradual wear and tear, or even to correct purely aesthetic concerns. We also use them to restore the natural shape of teeth for patients who’ve undergone root canal therapy or dental implant placement.
Having a dental crown created and placed usually requires two to three appointments here at our Columbia, MO office. Once we’ve determined that this is the best solution for your smile, Dr. Batson will prepare your tooth, take impressions, and provide you with a temporary restoration. Once we’ve received the permanent crown, we’ll invite you back so that we confidently place it over the affected tooth.
Robust Fixed Bridges
Have you lost one or more teeth in a row? If the gap still has healthy teeth on either side, a personalized fixed dental bridge could help you regain the sturdy, complete smile you’ve been missing. Using two dental crowns, Dr. Batson can securely anchor the restoration into place, which is often ideal for patients who may have been dissatisfied with the looseness of dentures in the past.