Receiving a proper restoration is extremely important when a tooth has become lost or suffered severe damage. At Thomas & Thomas Dental, we provide top-quality dental crowns and bridges that are designed to restore both the appearance and function of injured or missing teeth. Our experts will make sure that your new dental crown or bridge meets all of your needs and puts you back on the right track for outstanding oral health. After receiving our treatment, you will certainly enjoy a beautiful restoration that looks and feels natural.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped appliance that is placed over a missing or heavily damaged tooth in order to restore its function and appearance. The dental experts at Thomas & Thomas Dental take great pride in providing crowns with a remarkably natural appearance.
There are many reasons to receive a dental crown, such as:
- Strengthening a damaged tooth
- Root canal treatment
- Improving tooth function
- Altering a tooth’s appearance
- Correcting a misshapen tooth
When applying a dental crown, we start by shaving off some of the enamel of the designated tooth. From there, we will take an impression of your tooth and create a custom-made crown. The new crown will be applied over any remaining structure and secured using a dental adhesive. Our experts will ensure that the dental crown is secure, and we will provide the patient with information regarding the proper care of their dental crown.
Also called partial dentures, a dental bridge is designed to replace multiple missing teeth. A bridge consists of natural-looking artificial teeth that use adjacent original teeth as a form of support. Depending on its type, a dental bridge can either be removable or permanently attached inside of the patient’s mouth. Our experts can help you determine which type of bridge is right for you.
Removable bridges use metal clasps or precision attachments to remain secure and steady whenever they are being used. These bridges are made to be secure, even when the user is talking or eating. A great feature of removable bridges is that they can be taken out of the mouth by the user for easy cleaning and then quickly reinserted for general use.
Unlike a removable bridge, a fixed bridge remains permanently secured inside of a user’s mouth, and it can never be removed except through oral surgery. Fixed bridges can be applied in one of two ways. They can be placed on top of supporting structures (implants), or they can be bonded directly to adjacent teeth. Many of our patients choose to receive fixed bridges because their inability to be removed may help them to feel more natural.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns or bridges, please call our office at (602) 598-0338 to schedule an appointment.