Dental Crowns and Bridges
When a tooth is weakened, we do our best to save it before needing to extract it. Extraction is always a treatment of last resort. One of the most popular ways Phoenix patients protect existing teeth is through dental crowns. Dr. Matthew Milana may recommend a tooth crown or a dental bridge to keep your teeth and gums in good condition.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A tooth crown, also known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration that covers your entire tooth all the way to the root.
Tooth caps are commonly utilized to protect and stabilize a severely damaged tooth. Once Dr. Milana has completed the dental procedure, your dental crown restoration should look, feel, and function exactly like a normal tooth. Your biting capacity should be restored, along with the attractiveness of your smile. Dental crowns can hide the presence of fillings, cracks, chips, or fractures.
Many modern tooth crowns in Phoenix are made from porcelain because its translucence mimics your natural enamel. Dr. Milana can go over your material options to ensure that you get the perfect dental restoration for your lifestyle and needs.
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Every patient has their specific oral needs and dental situation that specializes each of their dental visits to Arcadia Dentistry. While there are many reasons, Dr. Milana may recommend a dental crown, the more common ones are:
- Anchors a dental bridge
- Attaches to a dental implant
- Strengthens and protects a cracked, fractured, or weakened tooth
- Restores a tooth after root canal therapy
- Covers a severely stained tooth
- Cosmetically improves uneven or mishappen teeth
- Protects a tooth from breaking after a large cavity or filling
Sometimes restoration dentistry in Phoenix needs more stabilizing support than a dental crown. If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you may need a tooth replacement option. A dental bridge is a fixed tooth restoration that anchors dental crowns to adjacent teeth. While a dental crown can preserve an existing tooth, dental bridges replace a missing tooth or teeth.
How Do I Benefit from a Dental Bridge?
High-quality dental bridges improve your appearance and restore your bite function and speaking ability, and they can also look natural and feel comfortable when done by a trained professional.
Our patients at Arcadia Dentistry can enjoy the excellent dental restorative benefits of dental bridges, including:
- Rehabilitate and revive your smile
- Recover bite function
- Improve speech
- Retain the contours and shape of your face
- Prevent teeth from shifting
If you are in Phoenix and need a little oral support to keep your smile healthy, strong, and beautiful, let us help.
Dr. Milana will meet your individual needs to ensure you receive the exact dental restoration that fits your wishes.