As common applications of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges often serve two purposes. First and foremost, they both provide support for proper oral functionality, protecting the ability to chew, eat and speak. Constructed of either ceramic, porcelain, resin, or in some cases, gold, crowns and bridges are meant to support surrounding teeth to ensure long-term use.

Dental Crowns

Modern techniques and materials have made dental crowns more usable and effective than ever before. Appearing very much like natural teeth, crowns act like caps covering the top of your tooth. Your restorative dentist will work to match the size, shape and color of your crown to match the rest of your teeth, securing it for long-term placement.

Crowns are beneficial for those who suffer from the sensitivity caused by a fractured tooth or are embarrassed by a discolored, misshapen or worn tooth. Crown restoration also helps diminish the long-term negatives of a tooth that has been heavily or repeatedly filled, reducing the risk of loss of tooth structure. Crowns are also recommended by dentists after root canal treatment to protect the vulnerable tooth.

Dental Bridges

Those who have experienced the pain, frustration and embarrassment of missing teeth know the variety of benefits that a well-fitting dental bridge can provide. Serving as support for adjacent natural teeth, bridges help fill dental gaps, protecting the ability to eat, smile and speak effectively. Shaped, constructed and colored to match your existing natural teeth, bridges act as long-term options to dealing with oral issues caused by missing teeth.

Over time, dental bridges keep other teeth from shifting and moving into the void which further affects a person’s oral functions.


As experts in restorative dentistry, the team at Aesthetic Family Dental have helped thousands discover the benefits of dental crowns and bridges. Find out if you are a candidate for a crown or bridge by calling and scheduling an appointment with the patient care team at our Harrison City dental clinic now.