Dental crowns and bridges in The Woodlands are among the most versatile dental restorations. They can repair a wide range of damage, including missing teeth. They are even more versatile at Smiles by Burgess because our glidewell.io™ system allows us to produce a same-day crown for you right in our office.Dr Burgess on Dental Crowns Read Transcript
At our office, we provide the latest modern dental crowns and bridges to our patients.
If a tooth is sufficiently broken down from decay or fracturing or other issues or wear, sometimes we have to rebuild the tooth and restore it in a more aggressive way. And what that is is a dental crown. And what that means is the tooth is cracked and fractured. With a crown, we can actually place around the tooth on the top of the tooth a cap or crown. And it helps the tooth, so when you bite down, it squeezes the teeth together in compression and makes it stronger.
When we get to this point, we have to be very careful to make the bite right, the shade, the shape, all those things to just simulate what the crown is doing in your mouth originally.
A dental crown can:
- Repair a broken or cracked tooth
- Protect a tooth from infection and other damage
- Cover staining and other cosmetic imperfections
- Fix cavities that are too large for fillings
- Replace a missing tooth, when used with a dental implant or a dental bridge
If you’ve suffered damage you think could be repaired with a crown or a bridge, call 281-720-3163.
Receive Your Dental Crown Right Away
Most dental practices outsource production of their dental crowns to an outside lab. The result is several days – or even longer – of waiting. You’ll need to wear a temporary restoration while you wait. With our glidewell.io system, we can design and create your crown for you in a single appointment. The glidewell.io In-Office Solution combines digital imaging, advanced design capabilities, and in-office milling into one incredible system that benefits patients who need dental restorations.
To make the process even more comfortable and convenient, we use digital scanning technology to make impressions of your teeth. No more messy goop in your mouth! For the perfect combination of beauty and durability, our crowns are made of porcelain fused to zirconia. They’ll look great for many years with proper care.
Replace Teeth With a Traditional or Implant-Supported Bridge
To create a dental bridge, we attach lifelike replacement teeth to two dental crowns on either side of the gap in your smile. The crowns can be attached to your own teeth or to dental implants. Using implants eliminates the need to modify healthy teeth. Either way, the bridge stays fixed in place; you won’t need to remove it for cleaning.
For dental crowns and bridges in The Woodlands, call Smiles by Burgess at 281-720-3163.