Dr. Norman and her team of dental professionals, here at Hometown Family Dentistry in Magnolia, offer both crowns and bridges for a number of cosmetic and functional situations.
If you are missing some of your teeth, don't worry; Dr. Norman can help you. Dr. Norman knows that losing one or more teeth has an unwelcome impact socially and psychologically. That is why Dr. Norman wants you to understand what crown and bridge treatment can do for you. Crown and bridge work is a permanent method for replacing missing teeth to help you improve your smile and health.
Crown and bridge procedures permanently replace missing and worn tooth structure. Dr. Norman utilizes very strong, esthetic dental materials to restore teeth to their natural function and beauty. This technology has evolved so that in certain cases, all-ceramic (porcelain) materials are used. These metal-free restorations are not only very strong, but life-like too. Sometimes crowns or bridges are constructed in conjunction with other cosmetic services, such as porcelain laminates, to create an entire new look. No special maintenance is necessary and the restorations generally last for many years.
Crowns are covers that fit over your teeth to restore and strengthen them. Some reasons for choosing crowns are to cover discolored or unevenly shaped teeth, to protect weak or decayed teeth, to restore a fractured tooth, to attach a bridge or to strengthen teeth after a root canal treatment.
Crowns can be made of different materials, including acrylic, and porcelain. All porcelain crowns are a good choice for front teeth as they look the most natural.
What are the benefits of crowns from a cosmetic and health point of view? A crown can be utilized to repair a chipped or fractured tooth and is by far the best way to protect a weak or badly decayed tooth. A crown is also a very good way to cover a single or number of teeth that are stained or have become yellow due to tetracyline, coffee, tea, or other harsh staining properties.
A bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace one that is missing. It is attached to your neighboring teeth. One of the benefits of using a bridge to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is how natural it looks and feels. With proper care, bridges can last for years.
A bridge can take the place of a missing tooth. It not only improves the look of your smile, but also contributes to better dental health. Each tooth has its own important role. Some are used for biting or chewing, others give shape to your face. The support that your teeth provide for each other is compromised when one tooth is missing. Before long, evidence of breakdown is noticed in the remaining teeth, the jaw joint and/or the gums. The use of a bridge or 'artificial tooth' can prevent these problems.
Dr. Norman and her Magnolia team of professionals here at Hometown Family Dentistry take great pride in helping all of our patients to have the healthiest most beautiful smile possible. If you have any questions about crowns or bridges, please feel free to speak with Dr. Norman or one of our Hometown Family Dentistry team members today.
Dr. Norman and her team of dental professionals here at Hometown Family Dentistry in Magnolia, offer dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. If you are among the many Americans who suffer from permanent tooth loss, you can eliminate the problems and discomfort caused by poorly fitting dentures or missing teeth. You can begin to discover the joy of eating healthy, speaking clearly, feeling confident and laughing comfortably! With dental implants, you can rediscover the comfort and confidence to enjoy your life. Dental implants are designed to provide you with a natural looking and functioning smile.
Did you know that even the loss of one tooth might result in the tipping, drifting and erupting of neighboring and opposing teeth? The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. This may be a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face resulting in an older facial appearance and noticeable facial lines. Dr. Norman and her Magnolia team of dental professionals consider all these factors when determining how best to achieve dental aesthetics that are in harmony with your physiology.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted below the gum to anchor an artificial tooth. Dental Implants are a more secure and confident solution to uncomfortable or loose dentures.
If you have any further questions about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, please feel free to speak with Dr. Norman or one of our Hometown Family Dentistry team members today.