Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
Damaged teeth can be just as bad as missing teeth if they aren’t able to function properly. Dr. Morton can help you with either damaged or missing teeth. With dental crowns and dental bridges from Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, he can help you get the function back to your mouth and restore the look of your smile.
What is a dental crown?
With crowns and bridges, if a patient needs that type of treatment, we'll discuss with the patient what options are available to them again, and the materials and the selection. Some of this is going to be based upon where in the mouth, whether it's a front tooth that may have a more aesthetic or cosmetic concern, how it looks in their smile, versus something in the very back of the mouth, which may have a greater need for a stronger material because of the higher forces that are produced when chewing in the back. Based on the location and the needs of the patients, we'll prepare the tooth for the restoration, and then we'll utilize a lab in the US that is able to provide us with a high-quality, strong, and aesthetic, natural-looking restoration.
Dental crowns are caps that fit on top of damaged teeth to restore their look, feel, and function. The dental crowns we use at Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA are made out of durable e.max porcelain. The strength of e.max allows these dental crowns to be thinner than traditional ceramic crowns. This matters because the thinner the crown is, the less material (enamel) needs to be removed from your tooth to place it. This leaves more of your natural tooth, which is always the goal of restorative dental techniques.
What are dental crowns used to treat?
Dental crowns are an effective treatment for a number of serious dental issues. Among the problems that crowns treat are:
- Breaks – Broken teeth are one of the more common problems that crowns can fix. A broken tooth is not only painful, it’s also dangerous. The break exposes the inside of the tooth to the environment of your mouth, which is naturally full of both good and bad bacteria. This leaves your tooth open to the possibility of infection. A crown will cover the tooth, keep the break from growing, and seal out the infectious bacteria.
- Cracks – Cracks that are too extensive for a less invasive solution can be remedied using dental crowns. Just like a break, a crack exposes your tooth to the dangers of bacteria in your mouth and can lead to larger problems in the future. A crown will seal your tooth and prevent further breaking from occurring.
- Tooth Decay – In cases of extensive tooth decay, a filling may not be able to handle the cavity that is left after the decay is removed. A crown can cover the affected area and return the use and look of the tooth to normal.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are basically partial crowns. These porcelain restorations are used when a filling is not enough to fix the damage but a full crown is too much. An inlay sits inside your biting surface, while an onlay will extend onto the outer edges of the biting surface. Dr. Morton will go over what your situation requires and help you make the correct choice for your teeth..
Does Dr. Morton offer dental bridges?
At M int 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Morton can remake your smile by replacing lost tooth with fixed dental bridges. A replacement tooth called a pontic is placed between two crowns, and then the bridge is bonded into your smile. You and your smile will be back to normal in no time.
What is an implant-supported bridge?
With an implant-supported bridge, Dr. Morton can give you the superior stability of dental implants and the restorative qualities of a dental bridge in one application. Bridging the gap left by a missing tooth is an important job, and with implant-supported bridges, you can have a bridge that looks, feels, and functions just like your real teeth.
In case you need dental crowns or dental bridges, call Mint 32 Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA today at 770-901-2719 to set up your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.
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