Damaged or missing teeth can cause problems for your oral health and diminish the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, help is within reach at Keller Smiles. Experienced dentist Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and his expert team offer dental crowns and bridges to restore a flawless smile. Call the office in Keller, Texas, at the first sign of tooth pain or damage, or request an appointment online today.
Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that repair teeth that are damaged, decaying, or missing.
Traditional crowns are dental caps that fit over the surface of a tooth to restore it and protect it from future damage after your dentist removes any decay.
Implant-supported crowns replace missing permanent teeth by securely attaching to metal artificial tooth roots (dental implants).
Bridges also replace missing permanent teeth. Traditional bridges consist of an artificial tooth bonded to two adjacent crowns. Implant-supported bridges contain multiple artificial teeth attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone.
Crowns and bridges and restore or replace permanent teeth that are:
These dental restorations make treated teeth stronger, whiter, brighter, and even-shaped without pain or invasive procedures.
To determine if crowns and bridges are right for you, the Keller Smiles team examines your gums and teeth. They review your oral health history, take dental X-rays if needed, and ask about your symptoms and treatment preferences before tailoring your dental treatment plan.
If you first need a tooth extraction or bone grafting, your Keller Smiles dentist offers these services prior to crown and bridge placement to ensure highly effective, long-lasting results.
During crown or bridge placement, your dentist cleans your teeth, removes any decay, and prepares the affected teeth. If you’re a candidate for implant-supported crowns and bridges, your dentist places the implants into your jawbone.
They create custom-fitted crowns or bridges that attach to the implants or bond over the top of your natural teeth to restore your smile.
After the procedure, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile. Protect your crowns and bridges by not chewing on hard objects, brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and seeing the Keller Smiles team at least every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.
To find out if crowns and bridges are right for you, call the Keller Smiles office or request an appointment online today.