Tooth loss and damage are troubling conditions that can affect your appearance as well as the abilities to eat and speak. Our team takes great pride in our strong, natural-looking restorations that function just like natural teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that can be used to cover a damaged tooth or to replace a lost one. When used to protect an existing tooth, the crown will “cap” the structure and protect it against further damage. If a crown is being used to replace a tooth, then a dental implant will first be surgically placed in the jaw, and the crown will be attached. Crowns are also used to provide support for dental bridges.
Before a crown is placed, some prep work is necessary. If the crown is being applied on top of an existing tooth, we will remove some tooth enamel on the natural tooth to allow the crown to fit properly. If the crown is being used to replace a tooth, a dental implant will need to be installed first.
Dental bridges can be used when a patient is missing multiple teeth in a row. A bridge is supported by two dental crowns; one on either end, and the replacement teeth sit in the middle. The crowns provide support and stability for the rest of the bridge. The prosthetic teeth in the middle “bridge” the gap that was created when teeth were lost.
To learn more about our high-quality restorations including crowns and bridges, contact Vue Dental, the expert dental team in Kyle, TX. You can reach us at (512) 888-9340.