Custom dental crowns and bridges provide long-lasting restoration for your smile with natural-looking artificial teeth that are both strong and durable. At Del Rio Dental Studio, we provide a wide range of crown and bridge options to suit any situation.
Dental crowns are like caps that cover a natural tooth, protecting against tooth decay and damage. If you have a cavity or physical damage that has impacted the strength and integrity of your tooth, a dental crown will restore its appearance and function while leaving the natural tooth roots intact.
The first step in your dental crown treatment will be a consultation with Dr. Del Rio. We will use the latest digital panoramic X-ray and intraoral scanning technology to carefully evaluate your case. A dental crown placement could be the best treatment for serious tooth decay, infection, or dental trauma.
If a dental crown is the right choice, a custom crown will be created to match your smile. Dr. Del Rio will prepare the tooth by removing excess material and creating a solid base. You’ll receive a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the final crown is ready. At that point, the crown is placed to provide lasting protection.
Dental crowns rely on a natural tooth as a foundation. If you are missing a tooth entirely, a crown isn’t the right option. However, dental implants can provide a solid foundation with a titanium post placed in the jawbone. Del Rio Dental Studio provides crowns for new dental implants, along with implant restoration for worn or damaged crowns.
If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge may be the right treatment option. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is attached to natural teeth to span the gap over a missing tooth. You’ll have a natural-looking smile and avoid many long-term oral health issues associated with missing teeth.
Dental crowns, bridges, and implants are all potential options if you’re dealing with damaged or missing teeth. After a consultation, Dr. Del Rio will explain which option is right for you.