Crowns & Bridges
You’re diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth each day, yet your tooth still needs to be repaired or even replaced. Don’t worry! It may feel frustrating, but you’re not alone. Most of us encounter the need to restore a tooth in some way during our lifetimes.
Dr. Patrick Fields offers ceramic porcelain dental restorations that restore not only the function you need but also the aesthetics you want. Composite fillings are ideal for restoring a tooth with small areas of tooth decay. However, if you have a tooth that is cracked or decayed beyond what a filling can repair, we may recommend a tooth crown.
If you need a missing tooth replaced, a dental bridge can be a great way to fill in the gaps in your smile and keep your teeth aligned properly.
Dr. Fields is happy to assess your current situation to determine the best course of action if you need a tooth repaired or replaced.
When Do We Recommend a Tooth Crown?
A dental crown in Cabot can be the ideal treatment recommendation for these situations:
- A tooth that has had root canal treatment that needs to be strengthened
- A tooth has decay too extensive for a filling to restore
- A severely cracked or fractured tooth needs protection
- A previous dental restoration has broken or failed
- A single dental implant requires a crown to restore function
Tooth crowns fit over your remaining tooth structure and closely match your natural tooth so you can enjoy the same function and ease with chewing that you had before. Most crowns that you can see are made of ceramic porcelain that we design to seamlessly match your smile so you will also have the aesthetics you want.
When Do We Recommend a Dental Bridge?
A missing tooth that is not replaced allows shifting and movement of neighboring teeth, which can result in other problems for your bite, jaw joint, and tooth alignment. When teeth shift, the likelihood of problems like tooth decay and gum disease increases.
Dental bridges in Cabot use crowns as anchors to healthy teeth that support an artificial tooth in between. The customized replacement tooth fills in the gap in your smile. Also made of ceramic porcelain, your bridge will complement your smile and restore your confidence.
Taking the Next Steps Towards Your Best Smile
Missing or broken teeth cause you to feel self-conscious and make enjoying meals more challenging. Dr. Fields has helped hundreds of patients over the years to restore both their smiles and their confidence, and he can help you too!
During an evaluation, Dr. Fields can determine which types of treatment will best suit your needs and fit comfortably into your budget. Contact the dental office of Patrick Fields, DDS today at (501) 941-2482 to schedule an evaluation.