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The dental issues left untreated can cause a number of problems like having a weakened bite or large spaces between teeth that result in the shifting of teeth. It is necessary to fix your dental issues on time. At Dawkins Family Dental, we offer a strong, natural bite with crowns and bridges.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a restorative dental treatment option that restores a tooth that faced significant damage or decay. A crown acts like a cap that covers the whole tooth structure above the gums, restoring its size and shape. Crowns can be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or even gold. Among these, porcelain is one of the most preferred choices these days because it is stain-resistant and its color closely resembles that of tooth enamel. 

What Is a Dental Crown Used For?

A crown is used for the following purposes:

  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Anchor and attach a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Enhance the appearance of your smile 
  • Improve your tooth’s shape 
  • Protect a fractured or weak tooth
  • Support a large filling

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is another restorative dental treatment option that replaces a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a single row. It is composed of an artificial tooth or teeth, depending on how many teeth are missing, that are attached to crowns on both ends. To place the bridge, these crowns will be attached to the two healthy teeth that flank the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. This restoration is non-removable and can perfectly blend in with the rest of your teeth. It might take at least two visits to complete the whole process.

What Is a Dental Bridge Used For?

A dental bridge used for the following purposes:

  • Restore your ability to speak, eat and chew properly
  • Decrease the stress on the bite
  • Improve the shape of your face
  • Prevent shifting of natural teeth
  • Enhance your smile

To learn more about crowns and bridges, call us at (662) 234-5725 or schedule an appointment with our dentist today.


440 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

Office Hours

MON - TUE 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WED 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

THU 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

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Phone: (662) 234-5725