You may think of crowns as something unsightly that we place in your mouth when your tooth has suffered from severe decay. However, dental crowns offer beautiful restorations for a variety of oral health problems. And about that unsightly business – our restorative dentistry solutions are meant not only to improve your oral health but also to protect the integrity of your smile’s beauty. We offer a diverse selection of crown materials, including precious gold for back teeth, PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal), zirconia, and porcelain. We will provide you with customized crowns best suited to your particular needs. To learn more about how these hollow, artificial teeth function to keep your smile in excellent condition, consider the following:
Repairing and Protecting Your Tooth
Is your tooth damaged? This can happen as the result of a long list of potential causes. Maybe you broke your tooth during a high-impact activity like sports. Perhaps you bit down on something hard. Maybe your teeth have suffered from serious tooth decay. In other cases, a tooth becomes too structurally compromised to remain in place as the result of infection and root canal treatment. Regardless of the problem, we can often save your tooth from removal by placing a dental crown over the remaining structure.
Supporting A Dental Bridge
Are you missing one tooth or up to three teeth in a row? If so, a dental bridge is a prosthetic well suited to your needs. A bridge is composed of one or up to three pontics (artificial teeth) with a dental crown on either end. This series of artificial teeth is a single, connected unit. To secure the bridge in your mouth, we will rely on the natural teeth that sit on either side of your opening – each tooth is called an “anchor tooth.” We will cement the dental crown on each end of the bridge over each anchor tooth for long-term, stable wear.
Restoring Your Dental Implant
Are you replacing your tooth with a dental implant? If so, the implant will replace your tooth’s roots. As for the part of your tooth that rests above your gumline, a dental crown will top or “restore” the implant, replacing the visible portion of the structure.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our various other locations in Garland, Longview, and Arlington, TX, as well as Bossier City, LA.