Crowns and Bridges
Enamel is a pretty strong substance, being the hardest biological material in our bodies. It is, however, susceptible to damage and decay. So while enamel can bear the pressure of chewing and biting, it can chip or crack over time and compromise the structure of your teeth.
The precious white enamel that covers and protects our teeth cannot regrow or repair itself. A damaged tooth can benefit from the support that dental crowns and bridges offer.
Preventive and general dentistry helps our patients protect their teeth, even after they become weakened and damaged. Dr. Anshu Jain provides immediate natural-looking restorations in Murphy, TX to maintain the beauty of your smile.
Two popular tooth restorations at Smiles at Murphy include dental crowns and bridges.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are designed to be a durable and reliable shield for your tooth. These dental restorations cap your entire tooth to the gum line to protect a broken tooth. Dental crowns preserve your tooth’s natural size, shape, and function by absorbing the force created by chewing.
Dr. Jain may recommend a dental crown in Murphy for the following:
- A cavity that requires more protection than a filling
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Severely worn down enamel
- After a root canal
- To change the shape, shade, and size of a tooth
- Protect and stabilize your smile
- Support dental bridges
Many restorative dentists rely on dental crowns’ strength and reliability to restore a tooth’s health and strength, along with your confident, beautiful smile.
The Dental Crown Procedure
We ensure patient comfort during all of our dental procedures, including dental crowns. We offer sedation dentistry like nitrous oxide to create a pleasant and stress-free visit.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Jain will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area before we gently eliminate decay, infection, or injured tissue.
We take a 3-D digital impression of your tooth to get a precise look before we fabricate the dental crown. During the fabrication process, we protect your tooth by placing a temporary dental crown until the permanent dental crown is ready.
At this point, Dr. Jain will bond it to the tooth and make final adjustments to create a perfectly comfortable fit.
What Are Dental Bridges?
If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Jain can restore your smile by filling the spaces using dental bridges.
Dental crowns cover the neighboring teeth on either side of the gap and hold space for an artificial tooth between them, making bridges a popular tooth replacement procedure.
Dr. Jain may recommend a dental bridge in Murphy for the following:
- Replace one or two missing teeth
- Restore function to eat
- Realigns your bite
- Restore the ability to speak clearly
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Restores your appearance
- Prevents teeth from shifting
Missing teeth can cause more harm than can be seen above the surface. Along with impacting your appearance and confidence, they can affect your jaw bone and healthy existing teeth.
All our teeth have essential roles and functions, which makes losing even just one launch a domino effect that impacts different aspects of your smile, including appearance, bite function, speech, and more.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
Much like getting a dental crown, dental bridges use two healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth as an anchor.
Once we bond the bridge to the teeth, it looks and functions as a single unit.
Call Smiles at Murphy to Schedule a Dental Appointment
Whether you need a dental check-up or restorative treatments, we provide procedures to improve your oral health. We look forward to seeing your smile!