Restorative dentistry with dental crowns and dental bridges
If you fractured, chipped or damaged a tooth or the tooth has large fillings that may have weakened its structure, a dental crown can protect and strengthen the tooth. Dental crowns can be all porcelain, zirconia, porcelain fused to zirconia (PFZ) or porcelain fused over metal (PFM). All of these types will protect and strengthen the weakened tooth structure. Restorative dentistry is about restoring your teeth to health and function.
With today’s technology and the development of new dental materials, dental crowns can be entirely made of porcelain, with the same level of strength as a conventional porcelain fused to metal. The advantage of an all-porcelain crown is that it offers higher aesthetics and it avoids possible tissue discoloration caused by oxidation of the underlying metal structure.
A fixed dental bridge can replace missing teeth
When you lose one or more teeth in the same arch and dental implants or dentures are not an option, we use fixed dental bridges to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. Fixed dental bridges attach to the adjacent teeth on either side of the space(s) where the tooth or teeth have been lost. Once cemented into place, fixed dental bridges can be cared for just like normal teeth. Some advantages of the fixed dental bridge are:
- Maintains natural occlusion
- Improves comfort
- Maintains natural chewing ability
- Can be brushed and flossed without removal
- Serves as replacement of missing teeth
- Is a more desirable option than dentures
Serving the communities of Pennington, Ewing, Hopewell Township, Princeton, Lawrenceville and nearby areas, Pennington Family Dentistry is your one-stop shop for all your restorative dentistry needs.
To learn more about dental crowns, dental bridges and other restorative dentistry treatments such as dentures or other replacement of missing teeth at Pennington Family Dentistry, call 609.737.0006. For your convenience, you can use our Appointment Request form to arrange your consultation schedule.