Crowns & Bridges

Crowns help protect and restore broken or damaged teeth and bridges help fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. At Harbor Hill Dentistry and Airway Center, we offer a variety of treatment options and will discuss your concerns and help you figure out which works best for you. Although both procedures restore your smile and oral function, they have key differences.

What Makes a Dental Crown Different From a Dental Bridge?

The two treatments are similar, they both can be made from ceramic or porcelain and customized to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. However, they are different because a bridge is designed to fill a gap between multiple teeth, while a dental crown is placed over an individual tooth.

Doctor Keith Gressell explaining a dental procedure to a patient.

Dental Crown

A crown is a hollow tooth-shaped cap most often created to protect a weak or broken tooth, or to cover an implant. The versatility and durability of dental crowns is what makes them popular.

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is an option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. It is specially fabricated to fill in the gap white the teeth on either side of the gap function as supports to keep the bridge securely in place.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Improved Smile – A tooth gap or a broken or chipped tooth can easily ruin a beautiful smile. People with badly stained teeth or missing teeth are less likely to want to smile. Crowns and bridges can restore your confidence by transforming your teeth. The color and shape are made to match the natural shade of your existing teeth.

Durable – When you practice good dental hygiene and ensure that your teeth are always clean, your crowns and bridges can last up to a decade or more. It’s also important to visit your dentist yearly for checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

Restore Your Smile With Crowns and Bridges in Gig Harbor

If you want to learn about crowns and bridges, we’d be happy to discuss them with you. At Harbor Hill Dentistry and Airway Center, Dr. Gressell offers customized crowns and bridges to restore your smile. Contact us today for an appointment.