Custom, Lifelike Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a lifelike replica of your tooth’s visible portion, also called the crown. It’s designed to completely restore and fortify a tooth by capping its entire crown. If a tooth is lost, then one or more crowns can be designed to support a custom dental bridge that replaces the tooth and fills the gap in your smile.
When a Dental Crown Is Appropriate
Dental crowns offer comprehensive restoration for teeth that have become structurally compromised, either through extensive damage, severe tooth infection, or more. A crown’s ability to completely restore a tooth makes it an ideal solution for a wide range of cosmetic and restorative issues, including:
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Teeth that are severely worn down
- Teeth that have received root canal treatment
- Teeth with severe cosmetic blemishes
- Teeth that seem too small
- And more
When a Dental Bridge Is Necessary
Sometimes, a tooth can’t be restored and needs to be extracted, or is lost before you’re able to effectively restore it. Once a tooth is lost or extracted, its absence will impact your long-term oral health, your bite’s balance, and the integrity of your remaining teeth. To avoid the negative consequences of tooth loss, we can suggest replacing it with a custom-made dental bridge, which consists of a lifelike tooth replacement (a pontic) and one or two supportive dental crowns. The crowns can be bonded, or affixed, to the healthy teeth, known as abutment teeth, on either side, to close the gap in your smile.
Find the Right Restoration for Your Smile
Whether your tooth is severely damaged, compromised, lost, or needs extraction, we can customize the right dental crown or bridge to fully restore your smile. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.