What do we mean when we say compromised form and function? There are, unfortunately, a lot of things that can go wrong in the microcosm known as your mouth. Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages—or do you feel constant pain? Have you chipped, cracked, broken, or lost a tooth due to infection or injury? Restorative measures include solutions for each of these problems. From small fillings that can restore a portion of your tooth’s chewing surfaces to the removal of infection from your tooth’s pulp chamber (more about that later) before the placement of a strong, beautiful crown, you’ve got options. At Crown Dentistry, we’re happy to help you find the one that will meet your needs and goals.
If you’ve got a tooth (or multiple teeth) with a cavity, we can remove the diseased tooth structure and restore form, function, and beauty with BPA-free tooth-colored fillings. Cavities can happen to anyone, so don’t feel ashamed—we just advise acting quickly to avoid the need for more extensive procedures later.
Your crown is the visible part of your tooth, and keeping it intact is part of ensuring your roots (the structure protected by your gums) remain healthy, too.
Human teeth can apply up to 292 pounds of pressure when biting down. This amount of force can do serious damage to what’s being bitten and your teeth, so we recommend sticking with the 20-40 pounds of pressure applied when you chew food. Anything exceeding that can damage your crowns and cause the need for replacement, as can tooth decay and infections that reach the pulp chamber within your root.
If your smile has lost a tooth, it’s important to replace it to maintain optimal oral health. Dental bridges are an excellent way to get you back to eating and smiling confidently. We place traditional bridges for spaces between two teeth, and we can place implant-supported bridges for the most security. Your bridge’s materials may be porcelain fused to metal, all porcelain, or zirconia. We’re happy to help you determine which option is best for you.
Losing one permanent tooth is not an easy experience, so losing several or all your teeth can be a deeply painful experience both physically and emotionally. Your smile and quality of life do not have to suffer, and we’d be honored to revive your hope with a new set of dentures or partial dentures that fit comfortably and look natural.
Root canals are given a bad reputation, but the truth is, the removal of infection provides pain relief and can save your tooth.
Root canals are an endodontic procedure. Endodontic means inside the tooth—that’s enough to make most people squeamish, but root canals are actually the removal of an infection that’s already reached your inner tooth. These infections are usually the result of deep decay or a crack or chip in your affected tooth.