Porcelain dental crowns can provide a damaged tooth with strong support and protection. They are also the final step in a dental implant or root canal procedure. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, and are designed to provide you with the most natural look and fit possible. During a dental crown procedure, a portion of the affected tooth will be removed to prepare it for the crown. After we make an impression of your tooth, we will send it to a dental laboratory where a technician will design a crown that is tailor-made for your tooth. The crown is color-tinted to match the surrounding teeth. Once we bond the crown to the tooth, you may have a difficult time remembering that it’s a crown and not your natural tooth!
If you have one or more missing teeth in the same area, a dental bridge can often be a good option for teeth replacement. Dental bridges are composed of a false tooth or teeth supported by dental crowns placed on the natural teeth surrounding the gap. The artificial teeth, as well as the crowns, are customized for the proper fit and appearance. This treatment literally “bridges” the gap between your teeth, helping to improve both form and function. By closing spaces left by missing teeth, a bridge makes it possible to enhance the strength of your bite, decrease the chance that surrounding teeth will shift out of place, and improve the look of your teeth with results that look natural.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants can serve as an advanced alternative to traditional dentures, offering you results that both look and feel natural. Dental implants do not involve messy adhesives and they do not move or slip along the gums. In fact, they are designed to mimic a natural tooth root, actually becoming a part of your mouth just like your original teeth. These treatments can improve chewing and speaking, in addition to enhancing the appearance of your smile with beautiful results.
Full Mouth Restoration
Many individuals have a number of problems with their teeth and gums that affect both functional capabilities and cosmetic appearance. A Full Mouth Restoration combines multiple treatments to address these concerns and improve both the health and appearance of your teeth. At your initial consultation, one of our experienced dentists will evaluate your needs and talk with you about your options. Then, he can create a customized treatment plan designed to meet your goals. Full Mouth Restoration procedures can include dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, gum reshaping, and other treatments. This procedure can often be very helpful to patients experiencing difficulties with chewing or speaking and numerous dental problems that may be having an effect on their daily lives.
Restoring Worn and Eroded Teeth
Teeth clenching and grinding, excessive exposure to acids contained in certain foods and beverages, acid reflux, eating disorders, and even just the natural aging process are among many reasons that the teeth lose their enamel and dentin. This wear and tear can have a profound effect on dental health, and ultimately require major dental work or even tooth extraction. Our practice offers a range of treatment options that can repair the teeth, enhance their strength and appearance, and prevent the problem from becoming significantly worse.
Since eating disorders such as bulimia can be a cause for worn and eroded teeth, we are prepared to help patients who are affected by this condition with compassion, understanding, and privacy. We also work with the Transformation Center for Women, a local eating disorder clinic, so that you can receive the comprehensive care you need.
From crowns and bridges to dental implants and other restorative dentistry, Germantown Dental Group, near Memphis, Tennessee, offers patients, including those from Arkansas and Mississippi, a full range of options to help them attain a beautiful and functional smile. Schedule a dental consultation today to find out how our dentists can restore your smile. We are also happy to help with travel arrangements for our out-of-town guests.