We at Easter Family, Cosmetic, & Sports Dentistry place only the very best crowns and bridges (BruxZir, eMax, PFM or porcelain fused to high noble metal, etc.) as part of our comprehensive family dental care services.
To return the tooth to its original structure, we often recommend capping it with a crown, which fully covers the tooth from the top down to nearly the gum line. We will do everything we can to preserve the tooth if it’s still salvageable. But unless properly treated with a crown, the tooth will continue to weaken over time, eventually fracturing and ultimately requiring extraction. Crowns are excellent for:
- Holding together cracked and broken teeth.
- Restoring decayed or worn teeth.
- Providing both support and cover a large filling if not much remains of a tooth.
- Encasing discolored or misshaped teeth for cosmetic purposes.
If one or more of a patient’s teeth are missing, we’ll often close the gap by adding a dental bridge. A bridge consists of abutment tooth, which are two or more crowns that anchor the bridge, and pontics, which are false teeth to fill in the gap. In the event of lost or missing teeth, a bridge can:
- Improve your smile.
- Maintain the shape of your face.
- Reinforce existing teeth from moving out of position.
- Correct chewing and biting problems.
- Improve speech.
- Prevent drifting of the teeth and changing the bite.
- Prevent over-eruption of the opposing tooth above or below the space.
Also known as inlays and onlays, partial crowns are often an excellent choice when old fillings need to be removed and replaced. An inlay fills the space in between the cusp tips of a tooth, whereas an onlay covers the entire biting surface of a tooth. Partial crowns are useful when moderate tooth decay exists and when the space is too large for a simple filling.
If you are suffering from a broken, cracked or decaying tooth, please make an appointment with Easter Family, Cosmetic & Sports dentistry for consultation.