Crowns & Bridges in Hershey PA
If a tooth is missing or damaged beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns and bridges to restore its health, appearance, and function. Crowns and bridges are extremely reliable for repairing even the most severe dental problems. These treatments are used for a long-term correction of major dental problems, and it’s not unusual for them to last as long as 10 to 20 years.
Dr. Wesley R. Davis is well known and highly respected for the quality of his dental work. He has placed thousands of restorations, including crowns and bridges, so you can be sure his expertise in this area is second to none! He has chosen to use BruxZir and e.max crowns for a superior fit, increased longevity, and a natural appearance. Our patients are always thrilled with the results we achieve with our high-quality, durable restorations!
How We Use Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are an effective, time-tested solution for resolving major dental problems caused by accidents, disease, or routine wear and tear. Older fillings on front teeth can both weaken them and cause esthetic problems due to chipping or discoloration. For teeth where a root canal has been performed, a durable dental crown can protect the tooth from further damage.
Dental crowns have several benefits. Using them, we can:
- Offer protection for misshapen or badly broken teeth
- Replace a missing tooth (dental implant restoration)
- Look completely natural
- Fix esthetic and functional problems
Types of Dental Bridges
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you already know how it affects your appearance and, in turn, your self-confidence. Equally important is the fact that all your teeth serve a specific purpose, allowing proper speech and chewing as well as maintaining proper alignment of other teeth.
No one likes to think about tooth loss, but if you do lose teeth they need to be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, dental bridges offer a perfection solution for correcting tooth loss.
All your teeth were designed to complement each other. When a tooth is missing, unusual stress is placed on your gums and other oral tissues, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders. The increased risk of gum disease has proven to be one of the most destructive aspects of missing teeth, but this risk can be minimized with a bridge.
A fixed bridge fills the gap where teeth are absent and consists of an artificial tooth (or teeth) attached to adjacent natural teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.
A fixed bridge is cemented or bonded in place and can only be removed by your dentist. Fixed bridges offer more stability than removable bridges and are very functional and esthetic restorations.
Please Contact our Office for an Appointment
Are damaged or missing teeth causing you embarrassment and discomfort? If so, please contact the office of Wesley R. Davis, DDS. We’ll sit down with you and discuss your situation as well as all available options for correcting any dental problem you’re experiencing.