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Want to learn more about dental crowns and bridges? Here you’ll find a description of what they are, a description of when Dr. Ben Taylor might recommend them, and a comparison of benefits.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is shaped just like your tooth and is placed over it as a covering.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge consists of two crowns on each end and one false tooth in the middle called a pontic.

When would Dr. [dentist_name] recommend a crown vs. a bridge?

If your tooth too weak to restore with a veneer but strong enough that it doesn’t need to be extracted, Dr. Ben Taylor will probably fit you with a dental crown. If your tooth was knocked out or has decayed to the point that a tooth extraction is required, Dr. Ben Taylor will likely recommend a dental bridge once the area has healed.

What are the benefits of a crown?

-Aesthetics: It restores the shape, size, strength and appearance of your tooth.
-Protection: It offers the best protection for a weak tooth of any restoration.
-Durability: It has the longest life of any dental restoration and can last 15 years or longer if you care well for it.

What are the benefits of bridge?

-Aesthetics: It covers the gaps in your smile and fills out the shape of the bottom part of your face.
-Restoration: It restores the clarity of your speech and increases your ability to chew your food.
-Distribution: It distributes the force of your bite equally, taking the stress off of other teeth.

To receive a dental bridge or dental crown, call First Care Dental in Louisville, Kentucky at 502-893-5677 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben Taylor.