Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges in Spring, TX
Dr. Memmott on Dental Crowns
If smiling makes you feel like a jack-o’-lantern, it might be time to consider dental crowns and dental bridges. At our family-friendly Spring, TX dentist office, we can get your smile back to normal by filling in the gaps with realistic-looking replacement teeth. And we can help preserve your remaining teeth by strengthening them with crowns.
Is a crown a metal cap?
You may have heard crowns referred to as “caps.” After clearing your tooth of decay, a dentist would “cap” the tooth with a metal crown to protect it from further damage. Some places still use metal crowns, but our dental office prefers using materials like porcelain and zirconia that will match the color of your natural teeth to give you a seamlessly beautiful smile. We can also restore your dental implant by placing a natural-looking crown on it.
What if I’m missing a row of teeth?
When one tooth goes, it’s common for other teeth to follow. To protect your remaining teeth and keep your smile nice and straight, you can replace an entire row of missing teeth with a bridge. We offer two types.
For a fixed bridge, trusted Spring, TX dentist Dr. Memmott will anchor a series of connected crowns to your natural teeth surrounding the space left by your missing tooth or teeth. Your teeth do the work of holding your bridge in place. For an implant-supported bridge, you will first have a few dental implants placed along your row of missing teeth. Then a series of crowns are placed on the implants to replace your missing teeth. The implants do the work of holding your entire “bridge” of crowns in place.
Do I soak a bridge overnight like dentures?
Unlike dentures, you never need to remove a bridge. If you take good care of it, your bridge can keep your smile full for 10 years or longer.
Ready to make your smile whole again? Call our top-notch Spring, TX dentist today at 832-791-1706 to schedule an appointment and see how dental bridges and dental crowns can help you.