Crowns and Bridges in Winston-Salem
It is easy to take healthy teeth for granted. Even if you have been taking good care of them, there may come a time when wear and tear take their toll and you lose a tooth or suffer dental damage.
At the office of Jeffrey J. Tibbs, DDS, we want to help resolve your dental problems and let you get back to enjoying a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dr. Tibbs has been creating high-quality, durable dental crowns for 30 years and designs esthetic dental crowns and bridges that restore your smile, your confidence, and your ability to speak and eat comfortably.
Versatile, Aesthetic Dental Crowns
When a tooth has suffered too much damage to be repaired with a filling, we will usually recommend a dental crown. Since they are designed to completely surround your natural tooth, crowns restore strength and function. We offer all-porcelain crowns, so your new crown also improves your appearance and blends seamlessly with your smile.
There are several situations where we might recommend a crown as your best option:
- Severe decay has compromised a tooth to the point where a filling doesn’t provide sufficient protection.
- A tooth has already been filled multiple times, and a crown is needed to protect it from further damage.
- Teeth become brittle after root canal treatment, so we will usually recommend a crown to protect it and restore function.
- You have had a dental implant placed, and a crown is needed as a finishing touch to restore appearance and function.
Since our porcelain crowns conceal your tooth, we can also use them for aesthetic purposes such as improving shape, size, or color.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Losing a tooth can be difficult to deal with. Aside from feeling self-conscious about the noticeable gap in your smile, you may also have trouble eating and speaking comfortably.
A dental bridge is designed to fill the space left by the missing tooth to restore your appearance and your confidence. We typically create bridges as a three-piece unit that includes an artificial tooth (pontic) suspended between two crowns. The crowns are attached to healthy teeth on either side of the space for support, and the result is a complete smile that allows you to go back to eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence.
In the Winston-Salem Area? Call Now!
If you are dealing with tooth loss or damage and aren’t sure if a crown or bridge is right for you, please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Tibbs. He will evaluate your needs, explain why treatment is necessary, and provide you with your options. When you understand what’s happening with your oral health, you can make confident decisions about the direction of your treatment.
We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!