Dental Crowns & Bridges Rebuild Strong Teeth
When a tooth has become significantly decayed, injured, or even lost altogether, a custom restoration can help protect what remains while creating a sturdy, lifelike replacement that functions well with the rest of your teeth. Here in Plano, Dr. Hien Nguyen and his team will craft the ideal crown and/or bridge to benefit your oral health and leave you ready to smile with confidence. Contact Smile Design Dental today to schedule your first appointment if you live in Plano, TX and other surrounding areas!
Dental crowns are individual restorations that are designed to cover the visible structure of a single tooth. There are several reasons why our team may recommend the placement of a new dental crown, including:
- A tooth is suffering from significant decay that can’t be treated with a tooth-colored filling.
- A tooth has been injured or cracked and needs additional support.
- A tooth is considerably weakened and requires protection to prevent fracturing.
- A tooth has cosmetic imperfections and needs correction.
Several materials are available for the construction of your new dental crown. In most cases, Dr. Nguyen will recommend metal-free ceramic because of its aesthetically pleasing appearance and enduring reliability.
If a patient has lost one or more teeth in a row, our team can use multiple crowns to construct a dental bridge as a worthwhile replacement. Many patients prefer dental bridges to traditional dentures because of their fixed nature – by fitting additional dental crowns over nearby healthy teeth, we can anchor the restoration in place for added permanence and stability. However, this does require some alteration of the natural dental structure. As an alternative, Dr. Nguyen can design implant-retained crowns and/or bridges that stay in place with the help of surgically inserted dental implants, preserving the patient’s oral health and helping them enjoy a newly complete smile.