When one of your teeth develops a cavity, sustains trauma, or goes missing altogether, you need the type of repair that not only looks natural, but can be trusted to last as well. At Long Family Dental, that’s exactly the kind of restorative care we provide. All of our crowns and bridges are custom-designed and milled from the finest materials to create something that mimics real enamel in every way, helping patients recover their smiles and oral function at the same time. No matter what condition your teeth might be in right now, we can help you turn back the clock, and you can get started by contacting us today.
Dental crowns are restorations designed to look and function just like natural teeth, and they get their name from the fact that they literally fit over the top of a damaged tooth. This helps protect the remaining natural structure while bringing back the enamel’s strength and appearance. Dental crowns are very versatile, and with one, we can:
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. The one we choose to use is based on the location of the tooth as well as the patient’s preferences. Metal is extremely sturdy and better for the back teeth, while natural-looking porcelain crowns are ideally suited for restoring the front teeth that show in the smile.
Bridges are able to literally bridge the gap left by one to three missing teeth in a row to help a patient close any spaces in their smile. They are typically held in place using dental crowns positioned on the surrounding teeth, but they can also be secured using dental implants. Either way, they can help a patient quickly reclaim their normal appearance as well as their full chewing function. Plus, they can prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap, which is always a possibility with untreated tooth loss.
Whether your teeth need a little care or a lot, the team at Long Family Dental has you covered. With our help, your dental problems will quickly turn into a distant memory. Want to learn more about your restorative options? If so, be sure to call either our Cleburne or Midlothian office.