Dental Crown and Bridges in Porter, TX
Bridges and crowns are devices that fit over the existing tooth or implant and are cemented in place, by a dentist. Gaps left by a missing tooth cause the remaining teeth to shift. This can lead to gum diseases and TMJ disorders.
When a tooth has a large filling, it may require a Dental crown for strength and stability. Root canal therapy can save a natural tooth from extraction; however, the process can lead to a brittle tooth as time goes by. A dental crown protects the tooth from any further damage. A dental crown is a cap that fits over the prepared tooth and cemented in place. Crowns can be made from resins, metal alloys or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain and resin crowns are made to look and feel like your natural tooth. Crowns are commonly used to cover or cap a damaged tooth or an implant. Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Restore a large filling when there isnt insufficient tooth.
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant;
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cap a tooth that had root canal treatment
A Dental bridge works to cover the space where the teeth are missing and are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space. Bridges are mostly used if you’re missing a tooth or more. The bridge consists of a crown for each tooth on either side of the gap. Attached to the crowns are artificial teeth, to replace the missing teeth that create the gap. The bridge is a non-removable prosthetic that restores your smile and the chewing or biting surface of missing teeth.