A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of the tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings are unable to solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage does not get any worse. We create crowns that look like natural teeth. To achieve a certain look, a number of factors are considered, such as the color, bite, shape, and length of your natural teeth. When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they will be more attractive. Besides visiting with our dentists and brushing your teeth daily, cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or interdental cleaners (specially shaped brushes and sticks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.
Getting the perfect smile you want is always possible. If you experience strain when chewing, discomfort when biting down, or trouble speaking due to missing teeth, dental bridges can help. Dental bridges replace missing teeth, filling the spaces with attractive, durable, and comfortable teeth. These bridges can be permanently positioned and can last for a long period of time if properly maintained. To find out if fixed or partial removeable bridges are right for you, please contact our office us today. Dental bridges are one way to replace missing teeth. The process of creating a bridge starts with reconstructing existing teeth to provide a base for the bridge. The bridge usually consist of one crown on either end, fused to a missing tooth replacement in the middle.
Bonding and Tooth Colored Fillings
Bonding is a method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth with tooth colored restorative material. Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly old style silver amalgam fillings. Bonding is a procedure that really shows off the artistic talent and expertise of the dentist. Our dentists excel at the challenges of bonding and often it can be a more affordable and attractive solution for many dental problems. Tooth colored composite fillings are to silver fillings what CD’s are to Vinyl records. Traditional silver fillings do the job, but tooth colored contemporary composites are also long-lasting and durable, and they are much better looking! How can you benefit from the newest-generation of invisible composite filling materials?
- Smile with confidence! Fillings match your own teeth, even at the back of your mouth.
- Smile with assurance! Your tooth is repaired with the removal of less healthy tooth enamel.
- Smile with strength! Composites bond to enamel to help prevent breaking and insulate from temperature changes.