Dental Crowns & Bridges

The ToothBooth

General Dentists located in Katy, TX

A cracked or chipped tooth can alter your appearance, the look of your smile, and the functioning of your bite. In Katy, Texas, The ToothBooth dentists provide dental crowns and bridges to repair chipped or cracked teeth and restore your smile. The ToothBooth dental professionals offer the highest standard of dental care and treat an array of dental complications. Learn about dental crowns and bridges and how they can benefit you and call the office or use the online scheduling system.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Your ToothBooth dentist places a dental crown over your tooth. Crowns act as a cap and can effectively restore discolored, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. They’re specially designed to blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental crowns can alter and improve the size, shape, and appearance of damaged teeth and protect your teeth from additional decay, damage, and even infection. Crowns provide additional support and are an excellent way to restore functionality to your bite and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Placing a dental crown involves removing a layer of the outer surface of your tooth to prepare it to fit the right shape of your crown. Your ToothBooth dentist then cements your crown in place until it covers the visible portion of your tooth and blends in.

Your ToothBooth dentist takes time to match the crown, so it’s the right color to blend with your teeth for natural-looking results.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Your ToothBooth dentist might recommend a dental crown to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Restore and protect a chipped, broken, or damaged tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Improve the appearance of a badly shaped or discolored tooth

You might also need a crown if you have a large filling, but you don’t have enough tooth to hold the filling properly in place.

You should be sure to keep your crowns clean and stay up to date with your professional dental cleanings, preventive care, and your at-home self-care and dental hygiene, just as you would with your normal teeth.

Fortunately, dental crowns can’t decay, but the edge where your crown meets your teeth can. It’s vital that you maintain good dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay. The ToothBooth dentists recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that effectively bridges the gap left by missing teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, a bridge is made up of two crowns that fit on top of your natural teeth either side of the gap. The artificial tooth in the center bridges the gap.

Bridges permanently join an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants. There are various types of bridges. Bridges and crowns work together to help you maintain your bite and prevent your remaining teeth from gradually shifting out of place.

If you’re interested in dental crowns or bridges, call The ToothBooth or click to conveniently book online.



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