When a patient needs the beauty and/or functionality of a tooth restored or enhanced, Drs. Hobart, Yu and Ulbrich may recommend a dental restoration in Bluffton, South Carolina. At First Dental of Bluffton, we offer dental veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges to improve your smile. Discuss your needs with our dentists to discover which is the best choice for you.

Dental veneers are thin shells that are custom made of tooth-colored materials. They are placed over the front surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Our dentists may recommend dental veneers if you have:

• Discolored teeth
• Worn down teeth
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
• Gaps between the teeth

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. Our dentists may recommend a dental crown to:

• Protect a weak tooth
• Restore a broken tooth
• Cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
• Anchor a dental bridge
• Cover misshaped or badly stained teeth
• Cover a dental implant
• Improve the appearance of a tooth

A dental bridge is an appliance that closes gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of crowns for the adjacent teeth with a replacement tooth in between. The dental crowns are placed over the adjacent teeth to anchor the bridge. Bridges can do the following:

• Restore your smile
• Restore the ability to chew and speak properly
• Maintain your face shape
• Properly distribute your bite
• Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.