Dental Crowns & Bridges
Are missing teeth that has caused you to smile less often or hide your smile? Do you have large silver fillings that seem unsightly? While these two issues may seem cosmetic, they also impact your oral health. Missing teeth can be the beginning of other dental problems. Large fillings weaken a tooth making it more susceptible to cracking or breaking. With our dental care services, crowns or bridges can alleviate these problems.
When a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth can shift out of place causing misalignment; it can also cause food traps to form making your teeth more susceptible to decay if you cannot clean the spaces between teeth well enough. A dental bridge fills in the gap preventing the shifting of neighboring teeth and the problems that can arise with undesirable movement. A bridge consists of a natural looking tooth attached to crowns that fit on the teeth on either side of the gap.
A dental crown fits over a tooth to add strength and stability particularly when there is a large filling or when a root canal has been performed on the tooth. In both cases, the tooth is weaker and crown protects it from breakage.
Restore Cracked or Damaged Teeth
At Dr. C Family Dentistry, we can restore most cracked or damaged teeth, depending on the extent of the damage. Sometimes the restoration only requires bonding to get the tooth back in shape. More severe problems may call for a filling or crown. An exam of the tooth will determine what the best method of repair will be.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Large fillings can compromise the integrity of a tooth. Sometimes an entire crown is not necessary, but something stronger than a regular filling may be required. In such cases Dr. Cochran may suggest a dental inlay or onlay depending on the extent of the problem.
Dr. Cochran and his team will answer any questions you may have about getting a crown, inlay, onlay or bridgework done. The natural look of the completed procedure will give you back your smile while making sure your oral health remains in good order. Contact Dr. C Family Dentistry today for a consultation.