Dental Crowns and Bridges in Nederland, TX
Your teeth work hard for you every day and occasionally become damaged due to normal wear and tear, trauma, or decay. Despite your best efforts, sometimes repairs are necessary in order to maintain your teeth and your smile.
At Nederland Family Dental, we create restorations like dental crowns and bridges, working with a dental lab that utilizes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to provide you with the most accurate restorations available today.
Custom Dental Crowns
Have you ever bitten into an olive pit or some other hard, unexpected object? It hurts, and it can break your tooth. Our jaws are strong and can exert enormous amounts of force. When you bite down on something unexpected, you could crack a tooth.
Once damage like cracks occurs, your tooth is not as strong and cannot withstand the pressure from chewing. A dental crown protects your tooth by fitting directly over the top of it and absorbing some of that force from your jaws.
Labs manufacture dental crowns out of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or a combination of metal and porcelain. The type of crown that works best for you depends upon where your affected tooth is located and on the condition of your bite. We want your dentistry to last a long time and be completely comfortable, so once Dr. Gomez evaluates your condition, he can recommend the appropriate treatment.
Before we can place a dental crown over your damaged tooth, we have to prep your tooth, making room for the crown. Next, we will place a temporary crown for you while our expert lab technicians create your permanent crown.
When we receive your permanent crown from the lab, we will schedule a time to seat it and make any final adjustments to your bite so that your crown is completely comfortable.
Dental bridges work very much like dental crowns but have the added benefit of replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Traditional bridges consist of special abutment crowns located adjacent to your missing tooth. Abutment crowns attach to a prosthetic (false) tooth and fill in the gap in your smile.
Dental bridges also act like a space holder so your teeth do not tip and tilt toward your missing tooth.
Modern bridges are more attractive than ever. Your bridge will blend with your smile and help you to speak and eat normally.
To replace a missing tooth with only one adjacent tooth, we need to use a cantilever bridge that attaches on one side.
Call Now for an Evaluation
Do you need a crown or a bridge? Are you tired of having a gap in your smile? Call our Nederland, TX dental office to schedule an evaluation. Our professional team provides solutions for any type of dental problem you encounter. We look forward to hearing from you.