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CROWNS & FIXED BRIDGEWORK

CROWNS & FIXED BRIDGEWORK

There are many new and exciting dental materials now available for the reconstruction and improvement in your smile. Large old silver fillings that are more than five years old are failing, dental research has shown that silver fillings lose the seal between the wall of the tooth and the filling allowing saliva and bacteria to leak into the area underneath the filling. From there the bacteria begin to eat their way towards the nerve chamber of the tooth while weakening the tooth walls, which will cause a catastrophic failure and breakage of your tooth. Depending on how the tooth breaks will determine whether or not your tooth can be saved. A shear fracture to below the gum line or exposing the nerve inside the tooth will result in the need for root canal treatment. A fracture through the center or midline of the tooth will result in an extraction and a space which will need to be filled in to prevent other teeth from drifting towards the space causing food impaction and tooth decay.
Tooth colored materials such as Zirconium is now used instead of metal based crowns. The use of an all tooth colored porcelain type material will prevent the development of a “black line” at the gum tissue junction with the crown as natural gum recession with age. On the anterior teeth, these newer porcelain materials will prevent the “chicklet tooth” appearance often associated with traditional metal based crowns. These newer type crowns can be made to exactly match your natural teeth.
Fixed Bridges to replace missing natural teeth can now be made with metal free porcelain materials in many cases. As with tooth colored single crowns, these tooth colored bridges provide a life like replacement for missing natural teeth to restore your smile to be the best it can be. Missing teeth are never attractive and can affect how others perceive you both in social settings and in the work place.
If you have missing teeth and would like to discuss how you can replace those missing teeth and restore your smile, please give me a call today and lets discuss your options.