Restore Your Smile
By Garrett T. Hayashi, DDS
April 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

There’s a very good chance that at least one person you personally know has had at least one crown added to his or her smile. It is a very restorative dentistrycommon restorative treatment that adds years to the life of damaged teeth, or can help fill in smile gaps. Consult Dr. Garrett Hayashi at his dental practice in Honolulu, HI to see if your smile can be restored with crowns or bridges.

Crowns for Stronger Teeth
Patients usually need crowns for one of two reasons: either a tooth has become weak or diseased, or the tooth is unattractive and looks different from the others. Crowns provide a durable outer shell for a healthy tooth that has seen better days. Unlike a veneer, it covers the entire tooth—front to back. They are usually made of porcelain, which gives them added strength and beauty. Some crowns are custom-designed for patients who have recently received new dental implants.

Bridges Help “Bridge” Gaps
While many patients only need a single crown to fix smile problems, some need a dental device called a bridge. A bridge uses two crowns to fill in large gaps created by missing teeth. It is similar in function and style to a denture, except that the crowns keep it firmly anchored in place for many years. Crowns and bridges placed by your Honolulu, HI dentist can last for five to 10 years before they need to be restored again.

Crowns and Bridges Restore Your Smile 
Don’t allow one damaged, unsightly, or missing tooth to ruin your entire smile. Ask your dentist if you might be a good candidate for crowns and bridges. These dental devices are a long-term solution to the immediate issues you’ve been experiencing with your teeth. Best of all, they match the rest of your smile in color and shape, so no one will even know you have a crown or bridge.

Call for Dental Restorations
Crowns and bridges are simple yet very effective restorative treatments that can be extremely beneficial to your smile. Call (808) 536-5090 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Garrett Hayashi at his dentist office in Honolulu, HI.

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