A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over the tooth in order to restore its structure. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Many patients prefer crowns made from porcelain, as these look the most natural.
Crowns are used to treat the following:
- Broken teeth
- Severely chipped teeth
- Teeth with large fillings
- Teeth that are discolored
- Teeth that are naturally misshapen
- Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a fixed dental appliance that can replace one or more missing teeth in a row. A traditional dental bridge consists of a series of connected dental crowns, which are cemented over the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
Dental bridges can restore function and aesthetics to your smile. By filling the space left by a missing tooth, they can prevent teeth from shifting out of place. This can prevent problems such as a bad bite or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
How are dental crowns and bridges placed?
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that is placed over a tooth that has been damaged, discolored, or misshapen. A crown is essentially a cap for a tooth, and when placed, the tooth is covered and protected. A crown often needs to be placed after a large filling or root canal. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge uses a crown on each side to connect a false tooth to them. The bridge is cemented in place and is non-removable.
We will take a digital scan of the teeth and send the data to a dental laboratory. The restoration will be fabricated within a few days and placed on the teeth. After the contour and fit are confirmed, we will bond it permanently to the tooth and ensure a perfect fit.
What are the benefits of dental crowns and bridges?
The benefits of dental crowns and bridges mainly include:
- Restoring tooth structure.
- Improving oral appearance.
- Protecting weak teeth from further damage.
- Improving comfort while biting and chewing.
- Restoring speech.
To find out more about the dental services offered at All About Dentistry, Dentist in Garland TX call (972) 414-8800 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1922 Belt Line Rd, Garland, TX 75044.