The most common type of dental implants are crowns and bridges, which are designed to restore the function of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. Our specialist-led dental team aims to help you receive the dental crowns or bridges you require and fortify your smile with confidence once again. The Whole Dental Wellness office serves the Birmingham and Detroit metro area for your convenience. We have served families for over 40 years and treat the whole patient, hence our name.
A dental crown is a dental implant that covers a tooth after a root canal is performed.
The crown covers and protects the tooth against future damage and decay and replaces the tooth’s shape and function. Your crown is made from porcelain or other composite materials. Your crown will look and feel as real as natural teeth.
Once you are numb, one of our dental specialists will reshape your tooth and prepare it for your future crown.
Your crown must fit snugly, so we will use our Omnicam 3D intraoral scanner to create a digital impression of your reshaped tooth. The scan is then sent to a lab for expert dental technicians to build your customized crown. A temporary crown is placed on your tooth before you leave our office.
You will be able to eat and speak without any difficulty while our lab builds your crown. Your crown is delivered to our office in four to six weeks, and we will schedule a quick 30-minute office visit to fix your crown in place permanently.
You are a good candidate for a dental crown in the following instances:
We offer the best dental crown treatment in Birmingham, and your dentist will discuss the procedure during your consultation.
With proper oral hygiene, your crown can last a lifetime. You are still prone to dental disease, and if you suffer from bone loss, your crown may loosen over time. Add water flossers and an antimicrobial mouth rinse to your oral hygiene routine. During routine dental visits, we will check the health of your crown to keep your smile intact.
A dental bridge is designed to replace missing teeth. There are two crowns, one on either end; the teeth in between act as a bridge of replacement teeth in the area of your mouth that is missing teeth.
The crowns at the end of the bridge can be attached as a dental implant or fused to existing teeth. Your dentist will determine your best option for optimal oral care. It is vital the missing teeth receive a replacement to stop other teeth from shifting or the gum tissue from shrinking. If this happens, you can end up with a misaligned bite, additionally missing teeth can lead to other gum diseases or TMJ disorders.
Remember trying to whistle as a kid when you are missing teeth? It’s nearly impossible. If you are missing several teeth, you are a candidate for a dental bridge. The primary function of your teeth is to chew food for proper digestion, but teeth also help you speak and keep your jaw appropriately aligned. Our dental team will meet with you during your consultation to discuss your concerns and assess the severity of tooth loss to determine whether a crown or bridge is your best option.
Once the 3D digital impression is created, it is sent to our lab to customize your bridge. Similar to the dental crown procedure, the bridge is anchored to nearby teeth. Your temporary bridge is removed in a few weeks, and your new bridge is fixed into place. Your bridge does not need to be removed for cleaning. Instead, you can treat it as natural teeth and brush and floss them regularly. Whole Dental Wellness is dedicated to providing you the best dental bridges in Birmingham.
Whole Dental Wellness has been serving families for over 40 years. We want to keep you smiling for a lifetime. If you need a crown or bridge, our dedicated dental specialists will ensure you receive the treatment you need to preserve your smile. Schedule your crown or bridge consultation today.
At our Birmingham office, dental crowns and bridges are carefully considered and based on your dental needs. Our philosophy at Whole Dental Wellness is that we will only suggest a crown or bridge when absolutely necessary.
The implant placed for your crown or bridge is surgically fastened to your jawbone below the gum line. Your bone will then fuse around the metal implant and provide the necessary structure for your dental appliance. The healing process is different for each patient, but generally, it takes six to 12 weeks for your gums to heal fully.
The price of your dental procedure has many variables, such as the number of missing teeth, the type of material chosen for your crown or bridge, and the complexity of your procedure. Your dental team will discuss the cost of your dental procedure.
We will also work with your insurance provider. If there is a difference between your coverage amount and what you owe, we will inform you about what you owe prior to your procedure.
Missing a tooth or several teeth will affect your bite and possibly misalign your jaw, which can cause further issues. It’s essential to have a crown or bridge affixed to restore your ability to chew food, speak properly and prevent your remaining teeth from moving.
Contact our office today to request an appointment or click below to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.
35106 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009