Restorative Dentistry in Sugar Land
Crown and Bridges
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Dental bridges bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the teeth on either side of the gap. Although dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth. Bridges can restore your smile and maintain the shape of your face.
Dental fillings are artificial substances that are used to fill in the holes or gaps in the enamel of decayed, broken or damaged teeth. Fillings are also used to repair teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Teeth that are broken or damaged by decay can be fixed with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment. Sometimes, though, the damage is too severe to repair, so the dentist will recommend extraction
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