At Alpha Dental Excellence, we provide dental crowns and bridges. These procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged, or fallen out.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentists will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for many other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including to:
● Protect a tooth following root canal treatment● Anchor and attach a dental bridge● Cover and complete a dental implant● Enhance the beauty of your smile● Improve a misshapen tooth● Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak● Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place by using two dental crowns, which are custom-made to fit your smile and placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.
Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
● Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally● Alleviating excess stress on the bite● Improving the shape and volume of your face● Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture● Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position● Enhancing the appearance of your smile