Dental technology has come so far over the past few years. One of the greatest advancements has been the variety of dental material now used for many types of dental restorations. One of the most popular of these is porcelain. Dental porcelain not only closely resembles the shade of the patient’s natural teeth – it is also remarkably strong and durable. The Dentist is pleased to offer porcelain crowns and bridges to her Boerne, TX, area patients.
Important Information about Crowns
A crown is an artificial tooth that is designed to completely cover a natural tooth. When a patient’s tooth becomes badly decayed, worn down, or broken, using a dental filling to repair the tooth may not be an option – particularly if there isn’t sufficient natural tooth left to hold a filling. In those instances, The Dentist may recommend that a crown be used instead. Crowns may also be used to cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal, providing an added measure of protection for the affected tooth. And crowns are placed on top of dental implants, creating a completely natural-looking tooth replacement that can last a lifetime!
Important Information about Bridges
It’s always a good idea to replace missing teeth. If you’re missing even just a single tooth, it can cause your other teeth to shift into different positions in order to fill the gap left behind by the missing tooth. That can throw your bite off and lead to a variety of other issues. Fortunately, there are several ways to replace one or more missing teeth. One of the most popular options is a dental bridge. These appliances consist of one or more porcelain crowns mounted onto a metal frame. Brackets on each end of the frame fit securely over the patient’s remaining natural teeth on each side. Because the crowns used in bridges are made from porcelain, they are not only virtually undetectable by other people; they also last for many, many years.
Learn More About Porcelain Crowns And Bridges
To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, or learn more about our extensive dental services, contact our Boerne, TX office today. We are here to help you with a wide range of dental treatments so give us a call and speak to our friendly staff.