Dental crowns and dental bridges allow your dentist to fix imperfections that may otherwise interfere with your bite.
Lovett Dental Sharpstown provides dental crowns and bridges designed from durable porcelain. This material will last for many years, ensuring a beautiful smile in the short and long term. If you’re considering dental crowns or dental bridges, we’re here to make sure they perfectly fit your smile.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are durable caps secured over flawed teeth. Each crown is placed over a single tooth and is shaped and colored to match the surrounding teeth closely. Porcelain is the most durable and long-lasting crown material available, but crowns are also made from resin, ceramic, or metal.
Crowns completely cover the natural teeth, so it’s like getting a new tooth from the surface appearance. They should stay in place for years without any maintenance beyond your regular routine. You can chew, talk, and smile naturally with a crown in place.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are replacement teeth held in place by two crowns. The bridge is attached to the crowns, and then the crowns are placed over the teeth on each end of the gap between teeth. False teeth are placed along the bridge and fill the gap on the gumline.
Bridges are made from porcelain as well as ceramic, metal, and resin. At Lovett Dental Sugar Land, we use porcelain bridges because they last a long time and are easily colored to match the surrounding teeth.
When to Consider Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are commonly used to cover one or more of the following imperfections:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Tooth decay
- Fractured fillings
- Large, noticeable fillings
You can also use dental crowns for cosmetic enhancement if you don’t like your natural tooth’s shape, color, or size. If you have a root canal, your dentist may put a cap over the tooth receiving the canal once the procedure is complete.
Dental bridges are used to fill the hole left by missing teeth. They prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place while allowing you to speak clearly and chew more naturally. Bridges are often considered functional essentials to maintain the integrity of surrounding teeth, but they are also used cosmetically.
Affordable Dental Crowns at Lovett Dental Sugar Land
If you’re considering a dental crown or bridge, Lovett Dental Sugar Land is a trusted provider. We will clean and observe your teeth to determine the most effective solution to any dental problems found. Our goal is to keep dental services accessible and cost-effective while using only the highest quality materials for long-lasting results.
In addition to bridges and crowns, we provide a variety of dental services for our patients. Some of our more common services include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Root canals
Our experienced, compassionate dentists are trained to deliver adult and pediatric services. We offer a variety of general and cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening and dental bonding. All services are best when combined with routine teeth, cleanings, and checkups.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately. We schedule prompt appointments to stop bleeding, control swelling, and address dental trauma immediately. Many emergencies require multiple appointments to restore the smile fully.
Call us today at 281-759-5900, or contact us online to schedule your bridge and crown consultation. You don’t have to live with cracks, chips, decay, and other tooth imperfections that interfere with your self-confidence. Allow us to restore your smile.