Crowns and Bridges
in Addison, Texas
Are broken, chipped, or missing teeth interfering with your smile and impacting your quality of life? If so, you may want to consider dental crowns or bridges for healthy, functional smiles. Addison Grove Dental is proud to offer beautiful, durable restorations using the latest technology, techniques, and materials. You'll love the incredibly natural looking and feeling results!
What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices we use to restore missing or damaged teeth. Crowns entirely encase or 'cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges, on the other hand, literally "bridge" space if you are missing one or more of your teeth. They are secured to natural teeth or implants adjacent to the gap left by one or more missing teeth.
What Are the Uses of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns help preserve and strengthen damaged teeth and improve their appearance, shape, or alignment. Porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia crowns are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.
Dental crowns can restore teeth with large fillings and not much tooth structure remaining, protect and preserve fractured teeth, strengthen teeth after root canal therapy, restore the size of teeth worn by grinding (bruxism), cover dental implants to restore missing teeth, and hold dental bridges in place. Crowns can also serve a cosmetic dentistry purpose by improving the appearance of poorly shaped or discolored teeth.
What Are the Uses of Dental Bridges?
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the neighboring teeth to drift or tilt into the gap, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance resulting from missing one or more of your teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Porcelain or ceramic bridges restore your healthy, functional smile. We closely match them to your natural teeth for outstanding results!
How Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Made?
Before custom-creating your crown or bridge, we will need to prepare one or more of your teeth by reshaping the teeth. We will take impressions of your mouth to provide an exact mold that our dental lab will use to fabricate your restoration. While waiting, we will provide you with a temporary crown or bridge.
During a follow-up appointment, we will remove your temporary restoration and ensure that your permanent one has a perfect fit. The last step is securing your crown or bridge to the prepared tooth or teeth.
Caring for Your Crowns and Bridges?
Caring for your crown or bridge will ensure its longevity. Make sure to maintain proper oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing. Avoid biting down on hard foods or objects to prevent damage to your restorations. Don't forget to visit Addison Grove Dental for your periodic dental exams and cleanings to keep your oral health and restorations in tip-top shape. With proper care, your dental crown or bridge can last a lifetime!
Crowns and Bridges Near Me
Visit Addison Grove Dental in Addison, TX, to learn more about our quality, durable crowns and bridges. We are committed to utilizing the latest technology and proven techniques to provide our patients with unparalleled care and service. Call us and schedule your appointment today!