Dental Crowns and Bridges – Deer Park, TX
Custom-Made Restorations for Healthy Smiles
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made restoration used to strengthen, protect, and preserve a tooth. Dental crowns get their name because they’re designed to crown or cap the entire visible portion of the tooth. Patients that could benefit from a dental crown are those with a broken, damaged, cracked, or weakened tooth. However, dental crowns can also be used to correct permanent discoloration and fix misshapen teeth. The best way of knowing if you’re a good candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with our office. We’ll examine your smile before giving you the right recommendation for the health and appearance of your teeth.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Are you missing multiple teeth consecutively? If so, a dental bridge may be the perfect solution. This personalized prosthetic literally bridges the gap in your smile to restore the visible portions of your missing teeth. A dental bridge is supported by crowns on either side. Typically, we will remove a slight portion of your enamel on either side of the gap. Then, we’ll mount your dental crowns, attaching them to your bridge for a strong and stable support. The best candidates for dental bridges are those who are missing multiple teeth in a row, but the only way of knowing if this treatment is right for you is to call our office to schedule an appointment.
Dental Implants as an Alternative
While the above options replace the visible portion of your tooth, they still don’t restore the tooth roots. When you lose teeth, your jawbone loses stimulation it was getting from the tooth roots, which can lead to bone deterioration. However, with dental implants, we can replace your tooth from the roots up, preserving your jawbone while also giving you a strong and sturdy tooth replacement.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to support restorations. In fact, we can use dental implants to support crowns and dental bridges. One of the benefits of dental implants is that they can secure dental bridges, which means we won’t have to remove any of your natural enamel surrounding the gap.
Does it sound like you could benefit from any of these services? Contact our office today to take your first step toward a full, healthy, and strong set of teeth.