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James E Butler, DMD -  - Implant Dentist

Innovative Dental Ideas

James E Butler, DMD

Implant Dentist & General Dentist located in Hilliard, OH

You don’t have to be royalty to get a crown at Innovative Dental Ideas in Hilliard, Ohio. James Butler, DMD, and the team of dental experts provide high-quality crowns and bridges in order to reinforce, restore, or replace their patients’ damaged or unsightly tooth caps. Improve your smile with a crown today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a prosthetic tooth cap permanently sealed to the top of an existing root structure, either a dental implant or natural tooth root.

Once in place, a crown feels and functions just like a natural tooth. A crown can even look just like a natural tooth, depending on the materials used.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is also a prosthetic, like a crown, but a bridge replaces a tooth or teeth where there is not an existing root structure.

A bridge is composed of an artificial tooth (called a “pontic”) and is attached to a crown on one or both sides. Like crowns, bridges can also be made of a tooth-colored material seamlessly blending with your smile.

Why do I need a crown or bridge?

The team at Innovative Dental Ideas might suggest a crown for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Restoring function in a tooth that’s severely worn down
  • Reinforcing a tooth that’s had a large filling
  • Protecting a weakened tooth from more damage
  • Improving your smile by replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Replacing a tooth that’s suffered significant decay

Crowns are also typically used to restore and reinforce the strength and structure of a tooth after a root canal.

A bridge can serve a wide range of cosmetic and medical purposes as well, like:

  • Preventing your natural teeth from shifting
  • Improving your ability to speak and chew
  • Enhancing your smile by replacing a missing tooth
  • Re-distributing the force in your bite

How do I get a crown or bridge?

The team at Innovative Dental Ideas installs your crown or bridge in just two easy office visits.

During your first visit, Dr. Butler shaves off some of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the prosthetic.

Next, he takes an impression of your smile using dental putty. That impression is sent to a lab that designs your crown or bridge to fit perfectly in your mouth and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

You’re sent home with a temporary crown or bridge while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab.

You come back for a second visit when your permanent crown or bridge is ready. Dr. Butler removes your temporary restoration, places the permanent solution, and checks that the size, fit, and color are comfortable and up to your standards.

If you’re satisfied, he seals the permanent crown or bridge in place and sends you on your way with a happier and healthier smile.

Don’t wait any longer for your crown or bridge. Schedule an appointment at Innovative Dental Ideas today by calling the office or booking a visit online.