Unfortunately, there are several ways to damage and/or lose natural teeth over time, including sudden accidents, traumatic injuries, and advanced disease. If your current smile is weakened, broken, or incomplete, Dr. Mark Lawton can assist you here in Houston, TX. He offers several high-quality restorative solutions, including personalized dental crowns and bridgework. These additions can bring back the full, capable structure of teeth in need and get your oral health back on the right track, all in a friendly and judgment-free environment. Contact us today if you have any questions or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment with our team.
Dental crowns are individual restorations that are designed to cover a single tooth. They have a dual purpose – protecting what remains of the natural structure while also rebuilding a tooth’s original shape and function. Dr. Lawton may recommend the placement of a new dental crown in the following situations:
A dental bridge is designed to replace teeth that have been entirely lost. It consists of a false “tooth” (or teeth) and additional dental crowns that are anchored over the neighboring healthy teeth. This set-up holds the replacement securely in place to provide the stability patients need. If none of the nearby teeth are healthy enough to serve this purpose, dental implants are an ideal alternative.
Dental bridges offer the following benefits: