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Restoring Rayne, LA smiles with dental crowns and bridges

You want a beautiful, healthy smile, but your teeth have problems beyond stains or cavities. Maybe you have major decay, cracked, or even missing teeth. The solution might be simpler than you expect. Patrick Briese, DDS of Rayne, LA offers high-strength porcelain crowns and bridges, which can repair or replace teeth in just a couple of appointments with a natural looking result.

Dental crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely covers the tooth, protecting it and recreating its natural shape. We work with a quality dental laboratory using premier porcelain, so that even a highly visible front tooth crown will look just like a natural tooth.

The benefits of dental crowns include:

  • White tooth caps are beautifully lifelike
  • Correct misshapen teeth
  • Repair broken teeth
  • Protect brittle teeth
  • Restore and protect teeth after root canal therapy

Crown-and-bridgework

A dental bridge replaces one or several teeth, literally bridging the gap. It is a single unit composed of several porcelain ceramic teeth, along with means of securing it in place. The most common design includes dental crowns, which are attached to teeth on each side of the gap. It looks like a series of individual, natural, beautiful teeth.

The benefits of bridges include:

  • Beautiful appearance, even for a front teeth bridge
  • Replace one or a few teeth
  • Fast and economical treatment

Implant supported bridge

While the traditional dental bridge is a common and very effective treatment, it does have disadvantages. Most notably, it is only possible if teeth near the gap are strong enough to support the bridge. Additionally, those teeth will need to be altered in order to accommodate crowns. There is also the option of replacing missing teeth with a bridge supported by implants.

The benefits of an implant supported bridge include:

  • Natural appearance
  • Implants can last a lifetime
  • No special tools or techniques needed for oral hygiene

What is the best way to restore your smile?

There are many ways to restore or replace teeth. After an examination, Dr. Briese will discuss your best options and devise a customized treatment plan. Give us a call at (337) 223-9454 to get started.

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