A good candidate for a crown or a bridge, if we have a tooth that has a large existing restoration and there's some decay leaking in, one of the cusps is broken or has some decay underneath that here. Typically, to save that tooth we'll remove that old silver mercury filling, clean out any decay underneath that, bond together a core material to make it solid enough for us to put that crown on. A person will have a temporary for a few weeks and then our amazing lab that custom crafts each one individually will make that crown.
We use a lot of the E-Max crowns, which are all porcelain and the most aesthetic, but still gives the strength. Looks like their natural tooth. It just blends in. You can't really tell anybody has been done, so ... As far as the bridge, if the person is not going with an implant, and we have a tooth on either side that's broken down that needs that, we simply will shape a crown on either side of the space and have one solid bridge that goes across to fix at it again. When you look at it, it looks like there are just three teeth in there that nothing ever has been done. That's the ideal, to be able to function, chew everything they want, but have it look like nothing has ever happened.
What Are Dental Crowns And Dental Bridges?
Dental crowns protect you from further pain, discomfort, or damage by completely covering your damaged tooth. They also provide a natural-looking appearance so no one will be the wiser. Depending on your particular need, Novi, MI dentist Dr. Ross will prescribe either a zirconia or e.max crown, both of which look much more natural than traditional metal crowns.
Similar to dental crowns, dental inlays and onlays are “indirect” fillings that are prefabricated in a state-of-the-art lab out of tooth-colored resin and then placed on decayed teeth. Inlays lay inside the tooth’s biting surface (cusps), and onlays can cover the cusps as well as the sides of your teeth.
Dental bridges are an alternative or supplement to dental implants if you want to replace a missing or damaged tooth or teeth. So-called because they bridge the gaps in your smile, bridges are held in place with the help of either your surrounding natural teeth or, in the case of implant-supported dental bridges, with dental implants.
Are Dental Crowns Or Dental Bridges For Me?
Before placing a dental crowns or dental bridges, Dr. Ross will examine your teeth and consult with you. He may recommend a dental crowns or dental bridges to relieve many types of problems:
- Repairing decayed, broken, or cracked teeth
- Strengthening a tooth following a root canal
- Replacing a missing tooth or teeth
- Preventing your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place
Even if you are not experiencing any pain, your damaged or missing teeth could be causing further damage to your smile. Call 248-697-2487 or fill out our online form to find out more about dental bridges and dental crowns in Novi, MI today.