Have missing or damaged teeth been interfering with your smile? If so, your trusted team at OliveTree Dentistry is here to help. We are proud to offer custom dental crowns and bridges designed to restore your oral health and deliver a confident, functional smile. You'll love the incredibly natural-looking and feeling results!
What Are Dental Crowns and What Are Their Uses?
Crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that fully encase the visible portions of damaged teeth, restoring their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They are commonly used to strengthen and hold together weak or cracked teeth, repair broken or severely worn down teeth, protect teeth after root canal therapy, and support teeth with extensive decay and not much tooth structure remaining. Crowns can also mask tooth imperfections, including misshapen or discolored teeth. When it comes to missing teeth, crowns can cover dental implants or hold dental bridges in place.
At OliveTree Dentistry, we are proud to offer various types of restorations, including ceramic crowns, which are strong, durable, and biocompatible, meaning they are gentle on the gum tissue. Ceramic can be made to closely resemble the color and texture of your surrounding teeth, making it an excellent choice for restoring damaged or missing front teeth.
What Are Dental Bridges and What Are Their Uses?
A dental bridge, similar to a partial denture, is a custom restoration we use to "bridge" a gap created by missing one or more of your teeth. We will secure your new bridge to natural teeth or implants on each side of the space.
It's important to restore missing teeth. Leaving a gap can result in the neighboring teeth drifting or tilting, causing a host of complications, including crooked teeth and a bad bite. The imbalance resulting from missing teeth can lead to periodontal (gum) disease and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Restoring your missing teeth with a dental bridge will allow you to chew with ease and speak confidently. Your restoration will enhance your oral health and improve the appearance of your smile.
How Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Made?
Before custom-creating your crown or bridge, we will need to reshape one or more of your teeth. We will take impressions of your mouth to provide a mold that our dental lab will use to create your restoration. While waiting, we will place a temporary crown or bridge.
During a follow-up appointment, we will ensure that your aesthetic, custom-made dental crown or bridge provides a perfect fit, then secure your new restoration to the prepared tooth or teeth. The result? Healthy, functional teeth that leave you looking, feeling, and smiling your best!
Caring for Your Dental Crowns and Bridges
It's important to maintain proper oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge. Don't forget to schedule your twice-a-year dental exams and cleanings at OliveTree Dentistry to make sure your oral health and your restorations stay in tip-top shape.
Quality Dental Crowns and Bridges Near Me
Contact OliveTree Dentistry in Sunnyvale, TX, to learn more about crowns and bridges, as well as our quality restorative dentistry procedures. Dr. Koshy and her outstanding team are committed to delivering quality, durable restorations using the latest technology and techniques. Are you ready to restore your confident smile? Call us and schedule your appointment today!
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