Repair Your Smile With Dental Crowns & Bridges in Dallas, TX
Dental crowns and bridges are among the most reliable dental restorations around, and they can repair virtually any kind of damage. They can even be attached to dental implants for added stability.Doctor Cary Shatto on Dental Crowns and Bridges Read Transcript
Here at American Family Dental one of my passions as well as some other things, I love doing crowns and bridges. And crowns are very necessary when you have teeth that have had old silver fillings or fillings that have recurrent problems, recurrent decay, and the filling is about to come out or a tooth has had a large cavity that maybe has had a root canal or needs a root canal, that tooth needs a crown. Some people grind their teeth excessively to where they only have about half of their tooth left. It's time for crowns and restorations to fix those type of issues, and I like doing that.
Bridges are another form of a crown, we're kind of bridging the gap if you're missing a tooth or teeth. And implants are an option, also a fixed bridge is an option because we can kind of tie the teeth together with the missing teeth, and that bridges the gap. And it looks very natural and it replaces the teeth. If the other adjacent teeth are having problems and you're kind of killing two birds with one stone by replacing the missing teeth and restoring the adjacent teeth in the bridge with crowns.
Crowns and bridges can:
- Replace missing teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Restore your full oral function
- Strengthen your teeth and protect them from further damage
- Cover cosmetic flaws like stains
- Last for decades, with proper care
For more information on dental restorations, including crowns and bridges, call our Dallas, TX dentist office at 214-360-7261.
Get Your Dental Restoration With or Without Implants
If you have a broken or cracked tooth, you can save it with a sturdy dental crown, a restoration that completely covers your tooth. However, if your tooth is not able to be saved, it must be extracted. You can also replace a missing tooth with:
- An implant with a crown attached to it
- A dental bridge attached to the teeth on either side of the missing one, similar to how a crown covers a broken or damaged tooth. In other words, a dental bridge incorporates the adjacent teeth by bridging the gap with multiple crowns connected together.
A bridge can also be used to replace more than one tooth. In this case, it can be attached to either your own teeth or to dental implants. Dr. Shatto can help you determine which option is best for you. He’ll consider the condition of your teeth, your overall oral health, and your budget, among other factors.
Get Your Crown or Bridge in Comfort
As with any procedure in our office, you’ll be completely comfortable while receiving your crown or bridge. Our private operatories make it easy to relax, especially with a view of the big Texas sky through our skylights. You can listen to music while we work, if you’d like. If you’re still having trouble relaxing, you can choose one of two forms of safe dental sedation.
To discuss dental crowns and bridges in Dallas, TX, call 214-360-7261.