Crowns and Bridges
Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. When teeth are damaged or missing, it takes a toll—not only on your appearance but chewing and speaking can also become a challenge.
West Creek Dental in South Austin, TX offers dental crowns and bridges that restore the form and function of your smile. If you are living with a compromised or missing tooth, we encourage you to call us to make an appointment. Dr. Poonam Gokhale can talk to you about the best dentistry to restore your smile.
Why It’s Important to Fix a Broken Tooth or Replace a Missing Tooth
In addition to its impact on your appearance, a broken tooth can impact your oral health. You might experience pain or sensitivity in the area, which can make eating difficult. You might also be exposing yourself to developing an infection in the root of the tooth.
A missing tooth that isn’t replaced usually means your remaining teeth will start to shift to fill in the empty space. This causes a domino-effect of dental issues, including undue wear and tear on your remaining teeth and can also lead to the loss of more teeth.
Dental crowns repair a damaged tooth by covering it up. After your tooth is treated to receive the crown, we will create a perfectly matched dental crown that will blend in seamlessly with your smile. One of the most common uses for dental crowns is to strengthen a tooth that has become fractured because of a large, old dental filling. Dental crowns at our South Austin, TX dental office are also used cosmetically to cover up a tooth that is damaged or discolored. Most dentists will also place a tooth crown after root canal treatment.
If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, a bridge can provide an excellent solution. A bridge supports one or more artificial teeth and is connected to healthy teeth that have been fitted with a dental crown. South Austin dentist Dr. Gokhale will ensure that the artificial teeth blend in with your healthy teeth for a seamless look.
A dental bridge will enable you to chew comfortably again, and it will protect your remaining teeth from shifting.
Fitting Needed Treatment into Your Budget
We realize that many patients are concerned about budgeting for needed treatment. If you have dental insurance, a portion of your crown or bridge will likely be covered. If you have questions about financing your treatment, be sure to give us a call.
Don’t Put off Needed Treatment
Whether you have just broken a tooth or suffered some other trauma, or if you have been dealing with a long-term dental issue, don’t put off needed treatment. Dr. Gokhale is here to help determine the best way to restore your smile. Make an appointment today!