Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you have teeth that are missing and your smile isn’t everything you’d like it to be, Dr. Brian Scaff and his friendly, well-trained team can offer you some fantastic choices to give you something to smile about in the Cedar Park and Round Rock area. The two options we recommend are dental crowns and dental bridges.
Dental Crowns Restore Smiles In Austin
Dental crowns are basically a tooth-shaped cover put on your original tooth, made out of a sturdy material that looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth. There are various reasons why you might want a tooth crown.
If you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, in danger of decay because the tooth is somehow damaged, misshapen, has a rather large filling, or a tooth that may chip or break, a tooth crown (or dental crown) is an excellent restoration and cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Dental crowns can also be used to attach dental bridges. Dental crowns are used to top a dental implant. They are very versatile because they simulate and replace a natural tooth so effectively.
The process of placing a crown is a simple process.
- Dr. Scaff removes some of the outer shell of the original tooth.
- Takes a mold to create the permanent crown.
- Places a temporary tooth crown.
- When the permanent tooth crown is ready, the dentist places the permanent tooth crown with strong bonding material. The new dental crowns are shaded to match your original smile so they look completely natural.
- When you laugh and smile, no one will be able to detect which are your real teeth and which are the dental crowns.
Fill Gaps With A Tooth Crown Or Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are created to replace a gap in your smile where you have a missing tooth or teeth. Dental bridges are connected to dental crowns so they are sturdy and long-lasting. They lie on top of your gums, but are completely undetectable. When you laugh and smile, they fill out your smile wonderfully.
Both dental crowns and dental bridges have the added benefit that they fill in gaps in your teeth that may cause your other teeth to shift. Also, dental crowns and dental bridges require no special care. Simply brush and floss your tooth crown or dental bridge like usual and see your dentist regularly.
We will discuss the available restorative dentistry options with you, then let you make the final decision on which option is right for you. Call our dental office serving the Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park area today and let us get your smile where you want it to be!