With proper care, and barring accidents, your teeth can last your entire life. But accidents do happen, and when your teeth are damaged or missing, count on Highland Advanced Dental Care to restore both your smile and your ability to eat comfortably.
Most people think of cavities when the subject of tooth damage is mentioned. In spite of all the advances in dentistry, cavities are still far too common. But cavities aren’t the only thing that can harm your dental enamel.
Sometimes, enamel becomes thin or weakened. Chewing exerts tremendous pressure on your dental enamel, and when your enamel is not strong enough, it can chip, crack or even break. Any of those can open your tooth to infection which can cause a host of further problems.
Some relatively minor enamel problems can be repaired by tooth-colored fillings. More extensive damage is best repaired by using a dental crown.
Dental Crowns to the Rescue
A dental crown is essentially a hollow replacement tooth. Your damaged tooth will be prepared to receive the crown, which then fits snugly over the damaged tooth and is cemented in place. The crown closely matches your other teeth and onlookers will be unlikely to tell the difference.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we use all-porcelain dental crowns. And with our three-dimensional scanning technology, we’re able to make finely detailed measurements of the tooth. Any crown you receive from us will look completely natural and match your bite perfectly.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you already know that it can be challenging to smile. Did you know that there are a number of other really good reasons to replace missing teeth?
The presence of neighboring teeth is part of what holds each tooth in place. When one neighboring tooth is gone, the teeth on either side can begin to shift out of place. That can affect your bite, and it can affect your smile even more. Also, those out-of-position teeth can cause premature on other teeth.
Dental Bridges Close the Gap
A dental bridge is basically a series of dental crowns, two hollow and the rest solid, that are fused together. The hollow crowns fit over the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth while the solid crowns act as replacement teeth. With the replacement teeth closing the gap, the other teeth will remain in their proper places. You avoid the bite issues and problems with premature wear that come with missing teeth.
Just as with single crowns, today’s dental bridges look completely natural and return your ability to eat comfortably.
Implant-supported bridges may be an option for certain people. These bridges uses titanium implants placed firmly into bone to anchor the bridge rather than neighboring teeth.
Don’t Live WIth Damaged or Missing Teeth
Schedule an appointment with Dr. LoCascio by calling us at 248-329-3552. Or, you can use our convenient online form. Dr. LoCascio with perform an examination and evaluate the best options for you to regain a beautiful and to eat the foods you love without discomfort again.