Unfortunately, even with the best preventive efforts over the years, you can still suffer from damaged or missing teeth. You do not need to live with the results of decay, infection, or trauma. At Smiles By Martin, we can rebuild a compromised tooth with a dental crown in Grapevine. Dr. Martin can also help you replace your lost teeth with a fixed bridge. He has the solutions you need to reinstate a healthy, functional, beautiful smile.
A dental crown is widely used in restorative dentistry to restore the health and integrity of a tooth; however, all-ceramic material now allows them to hold a commonplace in cosmetic dentistry as well. Dr. Martin uses an impression of your tooth to create a custom-made cap that is placed over the surface of your tooth down to the gum line.
This helps to prevent a weakened tooth from breaking, or it can be used to repair a large area of decay. Crowns are often used to fix broken or cracked teeth to save them from extraction. It is common for them to be used in combination with other treatments as well, like root canal therapy of a dental bridge.
After an initial consultation with your dentist in Grapevine, Dr. Martin schedules you for your procedure. Your tooth is reshaped, and any areas of damage are removed before he takes an impression. He sends the impression to the dental lab; where it is crafted with precision to match your exact size, shape, and color needs. It can take the lab a couple of weeks, so Dr. Martin attaches a temporary one in the meantime. After your final crown is ready, you return to our office to have it bonded to your tooth. Your crown can last for an average of 10 years before needing to be replaced if you care for it properly.
A bridge is the most conventional treatment to replace 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Martin takes a digital impression of your mouth to create prosthetic teeth. They are designed to match the appearance of your natural ones to blend in seamlessly when you smile. To hold the bridge in place, custom-made dental crowns are bonded to your adjacent teeth.
This gives you an affordable and effective solution to regain a complete smile. With the right aftercare, your bridge can last an average of 5 years before needing to be replaced. If you prefer a long-lasting solution, ask Dr. Martin about the benefits of an implant-supported bridge.
You do not need to let damaged or missing teeth hurt your confidence or your quality of life any longer. Dr. Martin can save your smile and enhance your self-esteem using a treatment plan that accommodates your needs.
Contact Smiles By Martin to schedule a consultation to see if a dental crown or bridge is right for you. We look forward to helping you invest in your smile.