A full set of healthy, working teeth is necessary to eat well, prevent pain, and feel good about yourself. When you have damaged or missing teeth, things tend to be more complicated. You might not be able to chew on one side of your mouth. You might try to hide your teeth when you smile or just smile with your mouth closed. That’s why porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges White Rock, BC dental office are so valuable. They can repair your damaged teeth and even replace missing ones.
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
Over time, even the healthiest person can collect damage on their teeth. Cavities are a common problem, but you can also get chips and cracks in your enamel. Usually, this damage starts out small and is therefore easy to ignore. But by putting pressure on that damaged tooth every time you eat, the damage will slowly grow worse. You could even be at risk of breaking a tooth. Sometimes the break, or fracture, is so severe that the tooth can’t be fixed and must be removed.
That’s when porcelain crowns come in handy. These are caps shaped and coloured to look like your natural teeth. They even feel like normal ones. Dr. Rogers can place a porcelain crown atop a damaged tooth. This covers the damaged areas, protecting the tooth from further damage and letting you use that tooth like normal.
Porcelain Crowns: Restorative and Cosmetic
The short answer is, “Yes.” Porcelain dental crowns are definitely a dental restoration because they restore function to your teeth. Once a porcelain crown is placed, it covers the damage completely. The tooth won’t get worse because it’s sealed tightly, so you’ll be able to eat without discomfort. That kind of damage can also be a bit of an eyesore. Chips and cracks look painful even if they’re not. That’s why porcelain crowns are considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment as well. Once placed, they hide any imperfections so your tooth looks healthy and natural.
At some dental practices, porcelain crowns have to be made at an outside lab. This means you could have to wait weeks before your porcelain crown comes back from that lab. At our White Rock/South Surrey dental office, we have our own lab and create porcelain crowns right here. That means you usually won’t have to wait weeks for your porcelain crown to be shaped and shaded to the right colour.
Porcelain Crowns Can Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are great ways to replace missing teeth, but they require oral surgery. They also need thick, healthy bone tissue in your jaw for proper support. Not everyone has that. Dental bridges are a noninvasive treatment that replaces missing teeth. The treatment uses at least three porcelain crowns. One is used as a replacement tooth. Instead of getting surgery for an implant to support the tooth, the replacement tooth is held in place by two other porcelain crowns, one on each tooth next to the gap. You will get a full smile back as soon as it is placed.
Fix Gaps in Your Smile With Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
If you are missing several teeth, a doesn’t work. You may not have teeth (or healthy teeth) on either side of the gap for porcelain crowns that support a replacement tooth. The space is just too big to keep the dental bridge secure. Instead, you can get an implant-supported dental bridge. This dental bridge is bigger and can have several replacement teeth connected together. To give it extra stability we will have a specialist place the dental implants in your jawbone, and Dr. Rogers will expertly connect the dental bridge to your implant. It replaces the missing teeth and remains secure.
Ready to have full set of healthy, working teeth? Call us today at 604-635-1695 ext 1 or use our convenient online form for your next appointment for porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges. New patients can always receive a free initial consultation. The free consultation is your chance to meet with Dr. Rogers and his team for a brief visual exam and evaluation. This initial visit will not include X-rays, diagnostic tests, or a dental cleaning, but we can take care of those things at your next appointment.