When you have an aching tooth, or one that is chipped, cracked, or lost, then you need a restoration or a prosthetic. Our team can offer a custom one made from lifelike materials, using crowns to repair teeth or crown-supported bridges to replace between one and three missing ones. In today’s blog, your Sheridan, WY, dentist talks about our custom crowns and dental bridges.
When You Need a Dental Restoration
A dental restoration addresses issues with the appearance and health of your tooth by repairing damage to the structure, or tackling concerns like tooth decay or infection. We can even use them to support a dental prosthetic. When possible, we use lifelike materials like porcelain or zirconia, which can handle daily bite forces while also offering a natural appearance, as we shade them to blend with your smile. Each one is custom-made for you to ensure a proper fit and a balanced bite, so you can smile with confidence for years to come.
A dental crown can cover the tooth to address an array of concerns. We will first numb your tooth and then remove structure to make room for the completed restoration. We then take detailed digital images from multiple angles, which we use to design and craft the finished product. The finished product is secured with a powerful bonding agent. We can use them to repair cracks and chips, address broken or worn-down tooth structure, and to treat advanced tooth decay or complete a root canal if you have a dental infection. They also reshape the teeth and can be used to help improve overall bite balance too.
Dental bridges replace between one and three missing teeth in a row. We start by numbing the teeth on each side of the gap, known as abutment teeth, and removing structure from them. We next take detailed digital images of the areas with advanced imaging systems, and use these in a lab setting to design and fabricate your bridge. The prosthetic contains new teeth with crowns attached to one or both sides. We then connect the restorations to the abutment teeth, securing your new teeth firmly in place for years to come. Again, these will be color matched to blend with your smile.
If you have any questions about restorations or our custom bridges, or if you have damaged or missing teeth that need attention, then please reach out to our team today. We want to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile again!
Talk to Our Team About Improving Your Smile
Our team is here to help you maintain a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile for years to come. Reach out to Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567 when you need a decayed or injured tooth repaired!