Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Wichita, KS

Are you missing one or more teeth or have a severely decayed tooth? Restore your smile with crowns and bridges at Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group, located in Wichita, Kansas. The practice has dentists who work with compassion and expertise to give every patient the best in oral health care. To learn more, schedule an appointment over the phone or via the online booking tool today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are small covers that “cap” the top of damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth. Dental crowns are permanent; your dentist bonds them into place from the gum line up.

Dental crowns can also protect a tooth after a root canal, weak teeth in danger of breaking, teeth damaged by tooth decay, teeth with dental fillings, and dental implants.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth that “bridge” the gap between missing teeth. Your dentist at Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group can cement bridges to dental implants, to existing teeth, or a combination of both. They can be fixed or removable.

Bridges correct a variety of issues associated with missing teeth, including:

  • The inability to chew properly
  • Trouble with speech and pronunciation
  • The shifting of your remaining teeth
  • Bad bites

Bridges also help maintain your face shape.

Bridges fall into three major categories:

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges cement to surrounding crowns, which may cap existing teeth, or may attach to dental implants.

Cantilever bridges

Your dentist bonds cantilever bridges to a crown on one side of the prosthetic tooth. 

Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges are stabilized by a porcelain or metal framework that is bonded to the back of supporting teeth.

What materials are crowns and bridges?

Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group offers crowns and bridges in a variety of materials, including:

Porcelain

Porcelain crowns and bridges foster beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Before placing them, your dentist matches them to your surrounding teeth by size, shape, and color. 

Gold

Gold crowns and bridges are strong, durable artificial teeth that hold up well against heavy biting and chewing. Because they do stand out, they’re best for rear molars. 

Porcelain fused to metal

Porcelain fused to metal crowns and bridges consist of layers of porcelain fused to a thin metal shell. These types of crowns and bridges are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Crowns and bridges offer you a path towards a gorgeous, strong smile. To start your journey, call Wakim Cosmetic and Family Dental Group, or use the online booking tool today.