Complete Your Smile with Dental Crowns & Bridges
Do you have a cracked, broken, or missing tooth? If you do, this not only changes how your smile looks, but can also have a very serious impact on your oral health. A broken tooth will seriously impact your smile’s strength and functionality, while a gap in your smile can give bacteria and plaque new places to hide, making you more vulnerable to common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Missing teeth can also change the alignment of your smile over time, potentially causing more extensive problems later on.
If you need help treating a broken tooth or filling a gap in your smile, visit Dr. McIntosh and her compassionate team at Distinguished Dental. Our Keller office is happy to offer custom-made crowns and fixed bridges to patients from all surrounding communities.
A dental crown can return structure and strength to a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth. Most today are made from porcelain, allowing you to maintain a fully white smile as you protect your tooth and your smile’s good alignment. Porcelain crowns are also durable and long-lasting.
When you come to Distinguished Dental for help, we will design your crown from a mold of your tooth to fit comfortably and hold its position for years, if not a lifetime. To apply your crown, Dr. Sherri McIntosh will conservatively reduce the remaining portion of your tooth until your crown can fit over it. Your natural tooth will act as an anchor for your restoration, for strong, functional results. Schedule a visit with Distinguished Dental to learn more about dental crowns.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Fixed dental bridges are made to fill in the gaps in a patient's smile, preserving the structure of your bite and preventing nearby teeth from shifting out of place. With your completed prosthetic in place, eating is more comfortable and you can smile with greater confidence.
A custom-made fixed dental bridge is made up of at least two, often three, pieces. The first piece is the prosthetic tooth that will replace what you have lost. This piece is held in place by one or two abutment crowns that are placed over healthy teeth. Together, all these pieces are connected to form a literal bridge between healthy teeth, filling in the gap in your smile.
A full bridge procedure usually takes at least two appointments to complete. In the first, Dr. McIntosh will assess your needs, prepare your teeth, and take impressions. Then, in between appointments, our lab will create your final prosthetic. When you return to our Keller office for the last stage of your treatment, we’ll simply trade your temporary for your final crown and bridge and double check how it fits, completing your procedure and restoring your smile’s functionality.
Do you need to schedule your next visit with Dr. McIntosh? Call to reserve your appointment time. We are proud to offer comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative service to patients in Keller and all surrounding communities.