Crowns (Caps) or Fixed Prostheses (Bridges) are used in a number of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments. Dr. Patel often restores damaged, broken, significantly chipped and worn down teeth to healthy, beautiful, and functional teeth.
Patients often come to our Houston dental office with teeth concerns such as discoloration, shortened teeth due to grinding, and sensitive or root-canal-treated teeth, where dental crowns are commonly used as tooth replacement options. Cracked teeth or decayed old fillings are often restored with porcelain crowns. Our crowns, just as our porcelain veneers, are custom-made to fit your tooth and constructed as minimally invasive or conservative as possible.
We use lasers to ensure accurate fit and to reduce postoperative sensitivity. Utilizing Waterlase adjunctive to our dental crowns, we can promote greater bonding yields and kill bacteria resulting in time tested crowns you will love. Crafted in our premium labs, dental crowns or caps cover the tooth above your gums to correct chewing surfaces to their natural strength and restore your functional bite relations.
Porcelain bridges are another solution if you are missing a tooth (or teeth) and wish to restore the gap and function of your smile. A dental bridge is a gorgeous way to persevere the integrity of the remaining teeth by reducing shifting and bone loss that occurs around missing teeth. They are anchored by one or more crowns on each side and are cemented to the remaining teeth. Dental bridges and crowns are also used to restore implants that are stabilized by bone to restore your beautiful smile.
If you’d like to learn about other options we have, feel free to visit our Restorative Dentistry hub page or contact us directly!
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