Dental crowns in Richardson, TX.
The dental crowns are fabricated in a special dental lab that ensures your teeth look beautiful and have the color you desire. Let’s talk about how we make dental crowns at our office in Richardson, TX
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are fixed prosthetic restorations cemented on top of damaged teeth. They’re used in a wide variety of ways, making them one of the most common devices used by dentists. For many years, dental crowns have been made from metal alloys and gold, especially for damaged molars. However, today’s ceramic (porcelain) crowns are stronger than ever and offer an added aesthetic appeal, providing you a more natural look while still offering protection. Furthermore, porcelain can also be bonded to metal so patients can get the best of both worlds when protecting and restoring teeth!
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are like crowns in that they are placed on top of natural teeth to act as an anchor. However, they have the added benefit of replacing a single tooth, which is incredibly important to maintaining your bite’s alignment. Bridges typically consist of three or four crowns connected together, with the middle restorations acting as the replacement teeth and the adjacent crowns holding them in place. When it comes to permanent tooth replacement, dental bridges are a very popular solution.
The benefits you can expect
Thanks to the versatility crowns and bridges provide, the team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics has the ability to solve many issues simultaneously. Take a moment to explore the benefits our restorations can provide!
- Replacement of large fillings that only drive natural teeth further apart
- Protection from oral bacteria, which can easily cause infections
- Preventing neighboring teeth from shifting into empty spaces and causing bite misalignment
- Protection for teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
- Restoring your smile’s natural appearance