Crowns & Bridges Fix Your Dental Damage
A lot of times, we find patients that have been through some dentistry when they were younger, and that dentistry doesn't last your whole lifetime. Fillings, different procedures, don't last necessarily your whole life. Those patients come to us, they've had filings placed 20, 30 years ago, and there's decay around those fillings. They have to be removed, they have to be replaced. Those teeth, a lot of times, are good candidates to get permanent solutions: crowns. Crowns really are the permanent solution.
Here at the office, we like to say that getting a crown should be the last time you'll have to worry about that tooth. It's getting something fixed permanently, one time, to where it has a chance of lasting your whole lifetime. Really, the most common thing that we see is old silver fillings that are wearing out, that are getting old, and patients are starting to get cracks around those fillings.
Patients who grind their teeth at night, or don't even realize it, that are getting shorter teeth or are getting to where they're starting to chip their teeth, break their teeth, or they've had fillings in the past and those fillings were bigger fillings and they're not candidates to receive another filling. Really, those are the patients who need to fix things once and for all, and that's where we go into “what is a dental crown.” We put a crown on that tooth, that allows it to really act as a sleeve or a protector for that tooth, to protect it from sensitivity, to protect it from breaking, chipping. Really, to make that tooth perfect again, and a lot of times, never have to worry about having to fix that tooth for the rest of their life.
If smiling makes you feel uncomfortable, it might be time to consider dental crowns or bridges. At our 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.
To find out more about dental crowns and dental bridges, call Texas Dental Group at 832-791-1706.
Dental Crowns Repair Damaged Teeth
One great benefit of dental crowns is that they can strengthen a weakened tooth, protecting it from further damage. But there are other benefits too. Our crowns can:
- Restore your damaged tooth’s natural shape and appearance
- Last a long time, with proper care and regular dental checkups
- Can be used to replace a lost tooth or teeth as part of a dental bridge or dental implant
Giving Your Dental Crown a Natural Look
Crowns are sometimes 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. While some places still use metal crowns, Dr. Memmott prefers using metal-free crowns made of porcelain and zirconia. These 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.
A Dental Bridge Can Replace Multiple 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 dental bridge.
We offer two types:
- Fixed bridge. 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.
- 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.
Unlike dentures, you never need to remove a dental 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? Give us a call today at 832-791-1706. Or use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment at our Spring, TX dentist office.