Why Would I Need a Dental Crown or Bridge?

Dental Crown or Bridge

If you have damaged or missing teeth, you’ve come to the right place. Genuine Smiles offers a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns and bridges, to enhance your oral health and restore your seamless smile. Once in place, your dental crown or bridge will look, feel, and function like any of your natural, healthy teeth!

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that restore damaged or missing teeth to their natural shape, size, and function. At Genuine Smiles, we offer dental crowns in a variety of cutting-edge materials, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-porcelain/ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-zirconia, and all zirconia. Dr. Wenner will discuss your options and help you choose the best material for your unique needs. Your new restoration will closely match the color and texture of your natural teeth, delivering a beautiful, seamless smile. 

Why Would You Need a Dental Crown?

The following are some of the reasons you may need a dental crown:

  • To repair a tooth with extensive decay and not enough healthy structure remaining to support a large filling.
  • To strengthen a weak or damaged tooth and protect it from fracturing.
  • To protect a tooth after root canal therapy.
  • To restore a cracked, fractured, or broken tooth.
  • To repair a tooth with one or more broken cusps.
  • To correct the length and restore the health and natural appearance of a tooth worn down due to chronic grinding and clenching (bruxism).  
  • To replace one or more missing teeth by attaching a dental bridge or covering a dental implant.
  • To improve a tooth’s aesthetics by correcting its size, shape, or color.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed tooth replacement option that literally “bridges” the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It usually comes with one or more false teeth called pontics that attach to crowns on anchoring teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges offer a fixed alternative to removable partial dentures, providing more comfort, stability, and chewing function. 

Why Would You Need a Dental Bridge?

Missing one or more teeth affects far more than the appearance of your smile. A complete set of functional teeth will allow you to chew with ease, speak clearly, and smile with confidence. If a tooth is lost due to damage or trauma, the adjacent teeth may shift and tilt toward the gap, leading to crooked teeth or a crowded mouth. If the lost tooth is in the lower jaw, the opposing tooth in the upper jaw can shift down into the empty space, leaving you with uneven-looking teeth. 

Missing one or more of your teeth can lead to an imbalance that affects your bite and places stress on your jaw joints, leading to TMJ problems. Misaligned teeth can also increase your risk of periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. A dental bridge will maintain the space left by one or more missing teeth, enhancing your oral health and the appearance of your smile.  

Dental Crowns and Bridges Near Me

Visit Genuine Smiles in Trophy Club, TX, to learn more about restoring your healthy, functional smile with a dental crown or bridge. Dr. Wenner and his team are committed to providing quality, durable restorations for long-term healthy smiles. We invite you to call our office at (817) 532-5153 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!