Quality Dental Crowns & Bridges in Dallas, TX
Dr. Ramsey offers a stable solution to renew your smile. If you suffer from tooth loss due to accident, injury, or dental disease, we can create a permanent crown and bridge to restore your natural smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents the repositioning of remaining teeth. It can correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance. If you're self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn down teeth, schedule a restorative dentistry appointment with Dr. Ramsey today. Dr. Ramsey is a trusted Lake Highlands restorative dentist, now ready to fully restore your healthy, natural-looking smile with a new dental crown and bridge.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further harm and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment. We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic (tooth colored) crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and which make them popular with dentists and patients alike. Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crown in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing, along with twice yearly professional cleanings and preventive exams will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth and preserve your restoration for many, many years.
What Is a Fixed Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your teeth. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, also known as a dental implant, may be the best alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge should last at least 8 to10 years.
Lake Highlands Crown and Bridge Appointments
Schedule your crown and bridge restoration appointment with Dr. Ramsey today. Dr. Ramsey is a highly qualified restorative dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout the Lake Highlands community of North Dallas and the nearby communities of Richardson, University Park, Highland Park, Garland, Plano, Rowlett, Mesquite, Carrollton, and Addison, Texas.