Dental Crowns and Bridges – Canton, TX
Using Strength And Protection To Restore Smiles
Damage and decay can be detrimental to your teeth. When either occurs, it’s important not to put off treatment, but instead, find a solution to quickly remedy the situation. At Legacy Dental Group, our dentists offer dental crowns and bridges to help strengthen and protect teeth from future infection or damage. Having a dental crown in Canton or a dental bridge will give you the protection you need as well as a more confident smile. Let us help restore your smile to its original beauty. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a customized “cap” that fits over your natural tooth, mimicking its shape so that you can have a fully restored smile. Don’t want a metal restoration? Not to worry! We can provide a ceramic crown that looks just like your natural tooth. Our dentists will often suggest a dental crown if you have a tooth that is damaged, weakened or missing. Dental crowns are also used in combination with bridges, root canal therapy, and dental implant placement.
What Issues Can a Dental Crown Solve?
These are just a few of the reasons you might receive a dental crown:
What is the Treatment Process?
To place a dental crown, it will typically take two appointments. During your initial visit, we’ll examine your tooth to ensure it can support a crown. Once we clear it of any decay, we’ll fill the tooth and prepare it for the restoration. Once we have an impression of the tooth, we’ll begin work on it in our in-office lab, customizing it to match the shape and color of your natural tooth. We’ll fit you with a temporary crown, which you will wear until the permanent crown is placed on your second visit.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge in Canton is a great solution to achieving a beautiful smile. Using healthy teeth on either side of the gap, our dentists will place dental crowns over your natural teeth to anchor the bridge in place. By bridging the gap, you’ll have a complete smile that looks and feels natural.
What Can it Fix?
Dental bridges are suggested when you have one or several missing teeth in a row. Dental implants are another option; however, if any of these pertain to you, it’s best that you go with a fixed dental bridge:
How is a Dental Bridge Placed?
Just like a dental crown, you can expect your dental bridge placement to take two appointments. During your first visit, our dentists will create a mold of the area in your mouth with the affected tooth or teeth. It will be sent to our in-office lab for the bridge to be created. Using an all-ceramic dental bridge, it will be customized to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, so you’ll have a seamless smile. Once you return for your second visit, we’ll fit the bridge, so it is permanently in place.