Crowns And Bridges Specialist

KRB Dentistry

Dentists serving the greater Rosenberg, Richmond, Sugar Land and Needville, TX

Missing and damaged teeth often cause you to feel self-conscious and may affect your bite and surrounding healthy teeth. The experienced team at KRB Dentistry in Rosenberg, Texas offers crowns and bridges to help restore your appearance, bite, and jaw alignment. Call or make an appointment online today to learn how crowns and bridges can help improve your smile.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

KRB Dentistry

What is a dental crown?

Also called caps, dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers that the dentists at KRB Dentistry place over a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns get used when a filling can't strengthen or fill enough of your tooth to make it viable. When used to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth, dental crowns also help improve your appearance.

Crowns made of all metal or plastic fused to metal are strong and make a better choice for back teeth. Crowns made of all ceramic and those made of plastic fused to metal are created to look like your regular teeth, making them a better choice for your front teeth.

What is a dental bridge (fixed partial denture)?

A dental bridge is a device used by the dentists at KRB Dentistry when you're missing one or more teeth.

Bridges help eliminate rotation and shifting of the teeth surrounding your gap. Additionally, when you’re missing teeth, your chances of developing gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders may also increase. Bridges reduce that risk, too.

Regardless of the kind of bridge you choose, the dentists at KRB Dentistry cement it to abutments that serve as anchors for your bridge. The most common bridges include:

  • Traditional: When you choose a traditional bridge, your dentist at KRB Dentistry removes enamel from your teeth to make room for your bridge.
  • Cantilever: Cantilever bridges are traditional bridges held down on only one side.
  • Maryland: Resin-bonded or Maryland bridges offer a more conservative approach to replacing your front teeth. Metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of the teeth on either side of your gap hold your Maryland bridge in place. Because Maryland bridges aren’t held in place by crowns, your adjacent teeth don't need filing.
  • Implant-supported: Your dentist at KRB Dentistry offers implant-supported bridges when you’re missing more than one tooth. This type of bridge feels the most like the natural teeth it replaces.

How do dental crowns and bridges work together?

Crowns cover damaged teeth, and bridges cover space left by missing teeth. They work together when your dentist at KRB Dentistry uses crowns as abutments to help hold your bridges in place. Bridges also get used wherever an implant can’t be used for an implant-supported crown.

Whether you need a crown, bridge, or both, the experts at KRB Dentistry have a solution to restore your smile. To get started, call or make an appointment online today.