Crowns & Bridges
Dental restorations like crowns and bridges are two of the most important services provided at our College Station dental office.
There are a number of cases where a restoration may be needed, but the bottom line is that both crowns and bridges improve your oral health as well as your appearance.
At Brazos Dental Associates, we all work hard to make sure the high-quality dental care we provide is individualized for your unique needs. Dr. Rychetsky and our team will use all the advanced techniques and materials at our disposal until we find the type of restoration that is perfect for you.
Durable All-Ceramic Crowns
A crown is a dental restoration that cups over your entire tooth. This makes crowns perfect for use in a number of situations:
- Strengthening a tooth after root canal treatment
- Preserving teeth with large fillings
- Supporting fractured teeth that cannot be repaired with traditional composite bonding
- Replacing missing teeth as the functional, visible part of a dental implant
Since crowns basically form a new tooth surface, they can also be used to correct a number of cosmetic problems:
- Closing gaps and spaces between teeth
- Reshaping uneven teeth
- Covering old, discolored fillings
- Masking badly stained teeth that can’t be whitened
The material we choose for our dental crowns must be durable, esthetically pleasing, and provide the ultimate in strength in protection. That is why we choose state-of-the-art zirconia and E-Max crowns. Both are known for their natural appearance and durability.
Versatile Dental Bridges
Missing teeth can be annoying and embarrassing, but you do have options that can correct the cosmetic problem and restore function. Dental bridges are made up of an artificial tooth and dental crowns that attach to teeth on either side of the empty space. Dr. Rychetsky may also recommend that the bridge be retained by a dental implant for extra support and stability.
If you don’t replace missing teeth as soon as possible, a gap in your smile may not be your only problem. You may notice that you have trouble chewing and even speaking properly, which can impact your lifestyle and make you feel self-conscious.
And, since your teeth are not actually attached to bone, they gradually change position and eventually move into the space left by the missing tooth. This movement can lead to misalignment of surrounding teeth, which in turn leads to a number of other problems
A dental bridge can easily restore function by allowing you to chew and speak with ease. Since the bridge fills the empty space, it also prevents other teeth from drifting and creating alignment problems.
Smile Without Worry
At Brazos Dental Associates, our focus is on providing you with the services you need to achieve excellent oral health. We believe that communication is the key to meeting and exceeding your expectations, whatever dental treatment you receive.
Please contact our College Station, TX dental office for more information about crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations.