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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are effective solutions for damaged and missing teeth. Houlik Family Dentistry has extensive experience with crowns and bridges. The team works together to ensure the whole process is comfortable and quick with minimal interruption to your day. Bridges and crowns come in a variety of porcelain or metal options and are placed permanently or semi-permanently in the mouth.

Crowns Cover Delicate Teeth

Dental crowns fit over the top of natural teeth. If your teeth are cracked or broken, a dental crown holds them together. Crowns also protect delicate teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. Crowns can prevent the need for a future root canal by protecting delicate teeth from further decay. 

Crowns strengthen teeth, improve appearances and add structure to the jaw. Crowns are common solutions for large cavities, root canals, failed fillings and cracked teeth. On average, crowns function for 7 to 10 years before being replaced.

Bridges Replace Missing Teeth

Dental bridges attach artificial teeth to natural teeth nearby. Bridges may be removable or permanently attached. Removable bridges can be taken out for cleaning. A dental bridge from Houlik Family Dentistry protects your mouth and your smile

Missing teeth cause more than cosmetic problems. If you have missing teeth, it is important to replace them in order to continue chewing effectively and speaking normally. Missing teeth can make normal activities difficult and alter the alignment of surrounding teeth. Missing teeth have also been linked to an increased risk of gum disease.