Dental Crowns and Bridges
Find the Smile You Have Been Searching For with Dental Crowns and Bridges
Are your teeth severely stained? Do you have one or more broken or fractured teeth? Are you missing a tooth and don’t like to show your smile anymore? Restorative dentistry services offered at our Richardson, TX, dentist office can help improve your look and provide you with the nice smile you have been dreaming of. We offer both dental crowns and bridges to help bring your smile back to life.
Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns
If you have damaged teeth, we do everything we can to try and save them from being extracted. It is better for us to try and restore teeth than to just get rid of them at the first sign of a problem. One of the reasons we try to save your teeth is because once the roots are gone, your jaw will shrink and you may lose bone. Sometimes, patients lose too much bone, which excludes them from being a candidate for other procedures.
Whether the tooth is severely decayed or stained, we will restore it by removing the decay (if present) and then place a crown over top of it to provide a barrier of protection. The crown offers support for the tooth and provides you with a pretty smile. All of our crowns are custom made to fit your mouth and provide you with an even, natural feel. You will be able to eat and speak without any problems.
Restore Your Smile With a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a great option for patients who are missing one or more teeth in a series. When a tooth cannot be saved or when trauma happens, the tooth may be lost. In these cases, a dental bridge can fill in the missing teeth to provide you with a smile you are happy to show off.
The dental bridge consists of crowns lined up in a row. The number of crowns you need will depend on how many teeth you are missing. The bridge will be anchored in your mouth using surrounding permanent teeth, typically one tooth on each side of the gap. Once the bridge is anchored into place, it becomes permanent. With proper care, you do not have to worry about slipping or the bridge falling out. Our quality bridges can last decades.
We Specialize in All Types of Crowns and Bridges
When you work with the professionals at Dr. Fred Thompson’s office, you will find that we offer a variety of options to meet all of your needs.
Our crown and bridge options include:
- Zirconium crowns
- Implant-supported bridges
- All-porcelain crowns
- All-metal crowns
- Partial crowns
Depending on the extent and location of your damage, we also offer inlays and onlays to repair the damage. Inlays fill the inside of your cusps on the surface of your tooth, while onlays cover the entire surface. Onlays, also known as partial crowns, and inlays do not require us to remove as much of your healthy tooth as we would with a crown. This makes them a better option for minor to moderate damage.
If you are interested in our dental crowns and bridges, give us a call today at (972) 231-2576. Dr. Fred Thompson is ready to provide excellent care. If you are unable to call right now, you can fill out our convenient appointment form, and one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members will call you back shortly.