If your teeth have become damaged, you may need one of our restorative dental services to help restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
A dental crown is an aesthetic dental restoration that surrounds a damaged tooth or dental implant to provide stability. Most crowns are needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. Cracked or fractured teeth can also benefit from dental crowns for added protection against bacteria. Using dental cement, the crown is bonded to the remaining tooth or the crown can be placed atop of a dental implant.
At Over the Mountain Dentistry, we offer Tooth-Colored BruxZir® Solid Zirconium Crowns & Bridges. The white ceramic material is matched to the shade of your teeth and is more aesthetically pleasing than gold or metal.
There are various reasons why a dental crown might need to be placed. Some of these reasons are:
- Support for a tooth with a large dental filling
- Protect damaged teeth
- Cover a dental implant
- Hide discolored or misshapen teeth
If you have lost a tooth or damaged a tooth beyond repair, dental implants may be required to restore functionality. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth to restore your beautiful smile.
Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots made of surgical-grade titanium alloys and implanted into your jaw bone to support a dental crown or dentures. Installing dental implants requires multiple surgeries over the course of six months. The break between surgeries is required for the implant to bond to the jawbone.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
A dental inlay or onlay is used when decay or damage is too much for a filling to fix, but a dental crown is not necessary. An inlay is similar to a filling, but it lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of your tooth. An onlay is larger than an inlay and is used to replace one or more cusps of the tooth. Both options are very durable and will last many years if the patient continues with regular cleanings and exams.
If you are missing multiple teeth, you might require full or partial dentures to restore your smile. These removable prosthetic devices are constructed to replace teeth by resting on dental implants or the hard and soft gum tissues in your mouth. A full denture replaces all of your natural teeth, while partial dentures only replace a small section of teeth.
Dental bridges are false permanent teeth that help fill gaps in the mouth left by missing teeth. Bridges are anchored to surrounding teeth with bonding cement to ensure the protection of the gum. Dental bridges can be used simultaneously with dental implants to create a stronger false permanent tooth solution.
Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn if our restorative services are the right option for you.