Visit Jovan Prosthodontics for a dental crown so expertly made you’ll think your damaged tooth just healed itself. As a prosthodontist, top-notch Round Rock, TX dentist Dr. Ace has completed three extra years of training to specialize in the repair and replacement of your teeth.
Even our Round Rock, TX dental office itself reflects this specialization: our team of dental professionals can create your dental crown or dental bridge in our in-office lab, reducing the time and money it takes to restore your smile. Call today to learn how Dr. Ace can make your smile whole again.
Dental Crowns And Dental Bridges Explained
Crowns are great options for many patients. A lot of times, we'll do a crown on a patient that has had a large filling, or a large sealer filler that’s greater than half of the tooth. Structurally, that tooth is very weak. A crown can help prolong the life of that tooth and help that tooth for a longer period of time than a large filling. Crowns can also be used to mask discolored teeth, whether it's from antibiotics as a kid to some congenital problems. We can mask some discolored teeth, fluorosis of teeth, the white spots that are really displeasing in a smile. We can do that very conservatively now with some of the new generation of materials of ceramics in our laboratory that create a really beautiful life-like result.
Dental crowns completely cover a damaged tooth to prevent further harm and discomfort. Depending on the tooth, Dr. Ace will recommend either an all-porcelain dental crown or zirconia crown because they perform, feel, and look like real teeth.
Like actual bridges, dental bridges fill the span between two teeth. Round Rock, TX dentist Dr. Ace will prescribe a particular kind of bridge based on the location and type of teeth being replaced, but generally, a bridge takes the place of a missing tooth and is held in place by your surrounding teeth or adjacent dental implants, in the case of implant-supported bridges.
Reasons You Might Need A Dental Crown Or Dental Bridge
- Protect a damaged tooth
- Replace a large filling or tooth that has undergone a root canal
- Cover up a badly discolored or misshapen tooth
- Provide an anchor point for a bridge
- Prevent teeth surrounding a gap from shifting out of position, resulting in a bad bite
- Replace a missing tooth or teeth
- Restore dental implants
Usually the entire process takes a month or less and will require as little as two visits. In that time, trusted Round Rock, TX dentist Dr. Ace will create an exact mold for the crown or bridge and reduce your natural tooth (for a crown) or teeth (for a bridge). When your dental crown or bridge is complete, he will remove the temporary and carefully cement the permanent restoration in place.