Crowns & Bridges
Your teeth are very durable and stand up well to normal wear and tear. But a tooth can become damaged for any number of reasons, and if it does, we need to find the best way to protect it. Likewise, if you suffer tooth loss, the best course is always to take action sooner rather than later.
At Garland Grove Dentistry, we understand the importance of prompt, expert treatment for decayed, broken, or missing teeth. Dr. Woo Sung Jung has the solution for all these issues in the form of high-quality dental crowns and bridges made using premium dental materials.
Why We Might Recommend a Dental Crown
There are many types of dental damage, and in many cases, a tooth filling is sufficient to restore and protect the tooth. When it’s not, however, Dr. Jung recommends a crown at our Garland Grove, TX dental office.
Here are some cases where a dental crown would be the best solution:
- Fractured tooth – A crack or break in the hard outer shell of your tooth requires the protection of a dental crown to strengthen it and prevent the crack from growing. If a crack expands below the gum line, we may need to perform a root canal or even extract the tooth.
- Large or recurrent cavities – If a tooth has significant decay, or has been filled multiple times, a dental crown will reinforce and protect its structure.
- After root canal – Removing infected pulp material with a root canal saves the tooth from extraction but also weakens its structure. In this case, we would recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth.
- Cosmetic purposes – Worn, rotated, or misshapen teeth or large gaps detract from your appearance. In some cases, a dental crown is an excellent solution to restore your appearance and allow for comfortable chewing.
Getting a dental crown in Garland, TX is a process that typically takes place over two appointments. Our crowns are made using premium materials like porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, gold, zirconia, and e-Max. Call us today so we can help you choose the one that’s right for you.
Building a Bridge to a Perfect Smile
A lost tooth is another serious complication that we need to address as quickly as possible. You may feel self-conscious about your smile or even have trouble chewing comfortably. A gap in your smile also allows adjacent teeth to drift into the open space, become unstable, and potentially lead to further tooth loss.
A dental bridge is an affordable tooth-replacement that helps our Garland, TX patients smile again with confidence. If you can picture a suspension bridge, you have an idea of how a dental bridge works. Healthy teeth on either side of the space act as support, and suspend an artificial tooth called a pontic between them. The pontic sits in the open space to restore function and appearance to your smile.
The only requirement for getting a dental bridge is that the anchor teeth be strong and healthy enough to support the artificial tooth.
The process for getting a dental bridge is similar to getting a dental crown and typically takes place over two visits to Garland Grove Dentistry. If you want to replace missing teeth in Garland, TX, please call us for a dental appointment. We also offer full and partial dentures, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures.
Please Call to Schedule an Appointment
Don’t let decayed, broken, or missing teeth compromise your smile and your self-confidence. Call Dr. Jung today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll find the solution to restore your healthy smile.