Crown & Bridge in Lake Charles, LA

A crown is a custom-made cap that fits over your tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place by crowns bonded to the adjacent teeth.

Our dentist at Fleur De Lis Dentistry customizes these restorations for each patient and uses the most durable materials available to ensure patients enjoy full functionality and have a natural-looking smile once the procedure is completed. 

Dental Crowns

A crown is a covering that fits over a natural tooth that is decayed, damaged, or cracked. It is used to restore the tooth’s strength, protect it from further damage, and improve its appearance. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and is cemented in place. Dental crowns can be made from various materials, such as porcelain, metal, or gold alloy. 

The Advantages of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is one of the best options for restoring a tooth after it has been damaged by decay or trauma. Crowns are designed to cover the tooth entirely to provide protection and strength. Your tooth can function normally once the crown is placed, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without fear or discomfort.

Since they cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Dental crowns are often preferred over other restorations because they do not require special care beyond regular brushing and flossing and can last up to 15 years with proper care.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are fixed in place, so they do not risk moving or slipping out like partial dentures. To place a bridge, our dentist first prepares the teeth on either side of the gap for dental crown placement. These teeth are used as anchors for the restoration. Once it is cemented in place, the bridge restores the natural appearance of the smile as well as the proper function of the bite. 

Bridges can be used to replace one or multiple consecutive missing teeth. 

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a convenient option for replacing one or several missing teeth and is considered more stable and reliable than partial dentures. It is a fixed restoration, secured in place with dental cement and supported by crowns on either side. 

Bridges not only feel but also look natural and can last for many years when properly cared for. 

Visit Fleur De Lis Dentistry at 2020 Country Club Road Ste 130, Lake Charles, LA 70605, or call (337) 502-8855 for more information on how bridges and crowns can restore your smile’s appearance and health today!