Dental Crowns and Bridges
A broken or missing tooth can cause complications for your smile. You might find that it’s difficult to chew and eat the foods you would typically enjoy. Or maybe you feel self-conscious about the apparent gaps in your smile. The good news is that Dr. Chandler has solutions for restoring compromised or damaged teeth with crowns or a dental bridge in Edmond.
When Is a Dental Crown Recommended?
A crown replaces a decayed, cracked, or broken tooth. It restores the compromised tooth entirely to give back strength and function. Using the principles of biomimetic dentistry, Dr. Chandler works to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible while restoring the parts of it that are fractured or damaged by decay. As he bonds your tooth back together, it also seals the tooth structure, protecting it from infection.
Dr. Chandler might recommend a dental crown in these situations:
- To strengthen a tooth treated with root canal therapy
- To restore a tooth with an old restoration that is failing
- As a single tooth replacement for a dental implant
- To anchor a dental bridge
When Is a Dental Bridge Recommended?
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement for one or more teeth that are missing when there is not enough bone to support a dental implant, or on occasion when an existing dental bridge needs replacment. Dental crowns act as anchors that support one or multiple prosthetic teeth in the middle. A bridge is a fixed restoration that is bonded directly to your teeth. It’s not removable, and it provides stability for eating and chewing with ease.
How CEREC Technology Streamlines the Process
The process for getting a crown is that Dr. Chandler will prepare your teeth and then place your new restoration. Modern CEREC technology allows Dr. Chandler to complete this entire process in only one visit to our Edmond dental office.
CEREC utilizes 3-D scans of your teeth that Dr. Chandler will use to design your new restoration. CEREC can then mill a dental crown from high-quality porcelain according to Dr. Chandler’s exact specifications during your visit. This means that you’ll leave your appointment with a beautiful, fully functioning dental crown or bridge that you can be proud of!
Contact Edmond Dental Center to Learn More
If Dr. Chandler diagnoses a dental crown in Edmond for you, it’s essential that you don’t delay your treatment as your tooth may become even more damaged or infected. Replacing a missing tooth is also vital to protect neighboring teeth from movement or shifting.
Dr. Chandler is happy to discuss your options for treatment with you, so you can select the best procedure to restore your smile in conjunction with your lifestyle and budget.
Contact Edmond Dental Center today for more information about dental crowns and bridges.