Dental Crowns & Bridges in Floresville, Texas
Did you know that a cracked or missing tooth could create additional damage to your mouth by affecting the surrounding teeth and gums?
If you have a tooth or several teeth that are discolored, damaged, misshapen or worn or have had a root canal, a dental crown can help strengthen the tooth, affix a dental bridge or cover a dental implant.
There are different materials used to make a crown. The most common material is porcelain. The location of the crown in the teeth will determine the best material to use.
Fitting a crown requires at least two appointments. During your first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, an impression or mold is made of the tooth, and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. At the subsequent visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the final crown is fitted and adjusted and cemented into place.
Although dental crowns are highly durable and will last many years like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
There are many benefits a dental crown can provide. It will protect the damaged tooth and allow you to eat without fear of discomfort and more importantly it can restore your smile.
Few incidents have a greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
When tooth loss occurs, we recommend the placement of a bridge. A dental bridge is designed to replace missing teeth and support surrounding teeth. Held in place by two crowns, a bridge can reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct bite issues and in some cases even improve speech.
There are various types of bridges. Our expert dental team here at Implants and Dentures of Floresville will determine the best kind of bridge for each patient’s case. The traditional bridge is the most commonly used bridge and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.
This type of bridge consists of two crowns that can either fit over natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. An artificial tooth is attached to these two anchoring teeth to fill the gap created by the missing teeth.
The benefits of fixed bridges included improving the alignment of your teeth, restoring your smile, and help you maintain good oral health.
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Call the Dental Crown and Bridge Experts today at (830) 321-0633 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists and discuss your options.
At Wilson Dental, we make it easier for patients to have a beautiful and functional smile.