If you’re experiencing functional problems with your tooth, or you’ve lost one or had it extracted, it may be uncomfortable to complete everyday activities like eating or even speaking. Damaged or decayed teeth often cause sensitivity and pain, which can only be resolved with proper treatment and repair of your tooth. Problems affecting the structure of your tooth and instances of tooth loss or extraction can be effectively remedied by dental bridges and dental crowns in Waterford, CT.
Our dentists are skilled in these restorative treatments and have the artistic eye to provide aesthetically attractive outcomes, as well as returning function to your tooth. Your new restoration, made from porcelain or ceramic materials, will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and be strong enough to bite and chew foods comfortably once again.
Dental Crowns: Repair a Damaged Tooth
Dental crowns are fixed “caps” that cover over your teeth to restore strength and beauty. We generally recommend crowns when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be treated with bonding or composite fillings. Similarly, we can use a dental crown to preserve a tooth after root canal therapy or to restore a permanent dental implant. We’ll take impressions of your tooth, which are then used by a specialized dental lab technician to design your new restoration. Then, we’ll be sure your new dental crown fits securely over your tooth and the color blends in with your surrounding teeth.
The advantages of dental crowns include:
Restore strength to a damaged tooth
Improve tooth size, shape, and color
Repair tooth after severe decay
Preserve tooth after a root canal
Restore a dental implant
Dental Bridges: Replace a Missing Tooth
If you’ve lost a tooth, but aren’t ready to commit to a dental implant, then a dental bridge is your next best option. Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns that span the gap left after a tooth is lost or extracted. To ensure a comfortable and seamless fit, we first take impressions of the area. These will be used by experienced technicians at our partner dental lab who will hand-craft your restoration. Your dental bridge will be made from high-quality materials and color-matched to look natural alongside your existing teeth. The benefits of dental bridges include: