Crowns and Bridges

Rediscover Your Smile with Confidence

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry excels in providing custom crowns and bridges, meticulously fashioned by Dr. Kulhari and her team to rejuvenate and enhance your smile. Our expertly designed crowns and bridges are tailored to address a variety of dental needs, offering a durable and natural-looking solution for restoring both appearance and function.

Why Crowns & Bridges?

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina, Dr. Kulhari and her team excel in crafting custom crowns and bridges, tailored to seamlessly restore the function and appearance of your smile. Our approach focuses on personalized care, ensuring each restoration fits your unique dental needs while enhancing both aesthetics and comfort.”

Symptoms Addressed by Crowns & Bridges

What are Crowns & Brigdes?

Crowns and bridges are custom-made dental restorations designed to cover and protect damaged teeth or replace missing ones. They are an ideal solution for enhancing your smile, particularly useful for teeth that are weakened, cracked, or missing, restoring both function and aesthetics effectively.

Who benefits from Crowns & Bridges?

Crowns and bridges are beneficial for individuals with damaged, weakened, or missing teeth, as they provide structural support, restore functionality, and improve dental alignment. They are particularly useful for those looking to maintain their facial shape, correct their bite, and enhance the overall aesthetics of their smile.

Cary Patients Trust Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Family Focused

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry prioritizes family-oriented dental care, combining her professional expertise with a warm, understanding approach influenced by her own family values.

Years of Experience

With over a decade of experience in dentistry, Smile Mantra Family Dentistry focuses on continuous learning and advancement in dental practices.

Advanced Technology

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry continuously integrates advanced technology to stay relevant to their patients’ needs, enhancing diagnosis and treatment capabilities. Their state-of-the-art equipment ensures unparalleled patient care in the evolving field of dentistry.

The Crowns & Bridges Process

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, we understand that each smile is unique, and so are the dental care requirements associated with it. The journey to restore your radiant smile through crowns or bridges commences with a detailed consultation with Dr. Kulhari. This initial consultation allows her to meticulously evaluate your oral health, understand your specific needs, and discuss the most effective treatment goals tailored to you.

Preparation of Teeth

For crowns, the affected tooth is reshaped to ensure a proper fit. In bridges, the abutment teeth (on either side of the gap) are similarly prepared to anchor the bridge.

Impression and Model Creation

Impressions of the prepared teeth (either for the crown or bridge) are taken. These impressions are used to create a precise model, ensuring the final restoration fits comfortably and accurately.

Temporary Protection

A temporary crown or bridge is fitted over the prepared teeth. This step protects the teeth and maintains dental functionality while the permanent restoration is being crafted.

Permanent Restoration Placement

Once ready, the custom-made crown or bridge is carefully cemented into place. This ensures a stable, strong, and comfortable fit, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Finishing Adjustments

Final adjustments are made to optimize the fit and functionality, ensuring comfort and a natural bite.

An example of a Dental crown used for Crowns and Bridges

Complete Smile Restoration

The end result is a restored smile that looks natural and enhances overall oral function. You leave Smile Mantra Family Dentistry with renewed confidence in your smile’s appearance and functionality.

Preserving Your Smile with Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges, like the rest of your teeth, warrant diligent care to ensure their longevity and performance. Proper oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and using fluoride toothpaste, are vital in safeguarding the crowns and bridges and the underlying natural teeth from potential decay. Complementing this routine with daily flossing aids in eliminating debris and plaque between the teeth and under the bridge that could otherwise lead to gum disease.

Moreover, incorporating an antiseptic mouthwash into your daily regimen helps kill bacteria that might contribute to oral diseases. However, home care, no matter how meticulous, is not sufficient on its own. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings with Dr. Kulhari are indispensable. These regular visits allow for the early detection and treatment of potential issues, thus maintaining your oral health and ensuring that your crowns and bridges serve you well for years.

Looking Forward to a Restored Smile

Embracing the journey of dental restoration with crowns and bridges paves the way for an enhanced quality of life. These restorations don’t merely return the aesthetic appeal to your smile, they also restore the full functionality of your teeth. You can indulge in your favorite foods without apprehension, savoring every flavor while the crowns and bridges provide the necessary strength and stability.

Furthermore, speech, often taken for granted, can be significantly impacted by missing or damaged teeth. With crowns and bridges, your speech clarity can be vastly improved, allowing you to communicate confidently. But the most significant benefit is the joy of smiling without hesitation. With a smile that’s been restored in both function and aesthetics, you can laugh, speak, and express yourself freely and confidently, radiating positivity and joy in all your social interactions.


What materials are used for crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges can be made from several materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. Dr. Kulhari will help you choose the right material based on the tooth’s location, function, position in the smile line, and your personal preference.


How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last a lifetime. However, they do sometimes come loose or fall out, so it’s important to practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly for check-ups.


Can I brush and floss around my crowns and bridges?

Yes, you should brush and floss around your crown or bridge just as you do your natural teeth. However, flossing around a bridge can be a bit tricky, so you may need special floss or a floss threader to get underneath the replacement tooth (or teeth).

Step into Your Smile’s Future

If you’re considering crowns or bridges as a solution to damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Kulhari and her Smile Mantra Family Dentistry team are ready to assist you. Contact us today at (919) 854-5524 to schedule your consultation. Embrace the future with a healthy, fully functional, and radiant smile. Let’s restore your smile together.