Do you currently have teeth that are damaged, decayed, broken, worn down, or even lost altogether? Dr. Marc Dandois can help rebuild your strong, capable smile with quality solutions like dental crowns and bridges. These restorations are precisely designed for your unique needs and to replenish much-needed dental structure in a functional and lasting manner. Call our office today to schedule a consultation, where Dr. Dandois will thoroughly examine your teeth to decide the best restoration for you.
Dental crowns (also known as “caps”) are designed to fit over individual teeth in a snug fashion, covering their existing structure with a lifelike replacement that renews and protects what’s underneath. The placement of crowns will also help maintain the harmony of your bite and the jaw’s natural alignment.
There are several materials available for dental crowns; our recommendation for your unique case will depend on the location of the treated tooth, your personal preferences, and the scope of your budget. In most cases, we ask you to strongly consider all-ceramic crowns, which look and feel natural and will blend right in with the rest of your smile.
The process of having a new dental crown created and placed typically takes two appointments – one where the tooth is prepared and a temporary restoration is placed and another where the finished product is cemented. Dental crowns should be cared for just like natural teeth with diligent brushing and flossing each and every day, as well as professional checkups with our team twice a year.
We will typically use dental crowns to restore decayed or damaged teeth, but they can also be used to cover implants and protect teeth after root canals. Additionally, we can use dental crowns to correct flaws like misshapen or permanently discolored teeth. The only way to know with certainty is to visit our office. Dr. Dandois will examine your mouth to decide if a dental crown is the right restoration for you.
When permanent teeth are lost, many patients can’t imagine themselves wearing a removable denture. Thankfully, a custom dental bridge can provide a greater amount of permanence and stability to lacking miles. This prosthetic is placed within the mouth to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth; crowns fitted over healthy nearby teeth serve as effective “anchors” to keep it secure. With a bridge in place, patients can present the gradual shift of other teeth, improve their bite, bolster their ability to chew properly, and even provide their facial structure with a youthful boost. Like dental crowns, bridges typically require two appointments to design and place, and they last eight to ten years with proper maintenance and at-home oral hygiene.
We will typically recommend dental bridges for patients who are missing multiple teeth consecutively. These can be supported by either dental crowns or dental implants. If you’ve been struggling with the lack of function and appearance of multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge may be just what you need for a restored smile.
Are you ready to regain your best smile? Our Carrollton, TX team is here to help with focused, personalized attention and stunning results. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment or if you have any questions.