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Dental technology has come a long way in the last few decades, especially in the area of gum disease prevention and treatment. More and dental crownsmore adults are keeping their natural teeth for most of their lives according to the American Dental Association (ADA), but almost half of all Americans over the age of 30 are missing at least one tooth. Missing teeth and cosmetic imperfections like stains, chips and unevenly spaced teeth are among the biggest cause of embarrassment for adults according to studies. Dental crowns are one of the most affordable and versatile solutions available for a number of cosmetic and restorative dental problems. Dr. David Cooley, a dentist in Kalamazoo, MI, recommends crowns and bridges to correct common dentistry issues like tooth loss, extensive tooth decay, chips and cracks, and permanent staining and discoloration.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges in Kalamazoo, MI

Crowns (also known as caps) are custom designed to cover a damaged tooth to restore function and aesthetics to your smile. They are used to fix cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, mild spacing and sizing issues. Crowns are also an option for to cover permanent tooth stains and discolorations that can't be removed with surface teeth whitening treatments.

As a staple of restorative dentistry, they can save severely decayed teeth from possible extraction when a cavity is too large for a standard dental filling, and to seal a tooth after root canal therapy.

Crowns can also replace a missing tooth as part of a bridge. A bridge consists of the replacement crown for the missing tooth, which is attached to a pair of crowns on either side, and cover abutment teeth which keep the bridge in place. Crowns are indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can improve the appearance and health of your smile.

Find a Dentist in Kalamazoo, MI

If you have been living with a damaged or incomplete smile, contact us today to learn more about how dental crowns and bridges can improve your smile and restore your self esteem. For more information, call 269-345-1021 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooley today.