Porcelain Dental Crowns and Bridges at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
How Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry Saves Cracked and Broken Teeth
One of the most common procedures here at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry is placing a crown. We will place crowns to help out with many different dental health problems. Some of those include:
- Covering a dental implant.
- For a cosmetic modification.
- Protecting a broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down.
- Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
- Protecting a weak tooth from decay or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together.
- Restoring an already broken tooth from further damage.
- Holding in a dental bridge.
What Are Crowns Made From?
Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry crowns were made from metals and stainless steel. Here at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we use porcelain crowns. The reason that we recommend porcelain is because of its strength and also cosmetic appeal. Porcelain provides a better color match than other materials. They are also better for persons who have metal allergies.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Crowns last between 5-15 years depending on the amount of wear and tear and your oral health habits. After we place your dental crown you’ll want to stay away from chewing ice and other hard materials, grinding your teeth, biting your fingernails and opening packages with your teeth. This will help your crown last for as long as possible.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
Tooth loss can happen for a variety of reasons, from decay to disease to injury. No matter the cause of the tooth loss, it’s important to fill in the gap to restore normal chewing function. One option is a dental bridge. The bridge replaces missing teeth with pontics (fake teeth) and is supported by attaching to the natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials that differ in cost, appearance, and durability.
Why Get A Dental Bridge?
Replacing missing teeth is important for a number of reasons. The longer a tooth is gone, the more the surrounding teeth will shift towards the hole, affecting chewing and speech. The bone where the tooth was will also erode over time. Even the shape of the face is affected by missing teeth! All of this is why many people with missing teeth lose confidence in their smile. A bridge will keep your natural teeth in place and give you a smile you can be confident in.
To schedule a consultation regarding a dental crown or bridge, give us a call/text at (972) 690-6653 or email us.
We look forward to hearing from you.