Repair Your Broken Tooth with a Porcelain Tooth Crown
By Dr. Nirav Patel, DDS – Dentist in Irving TX
Do you have a cracked, chipped, damaged or missing tooth that needs to be repaired or completely replaced?
Dr. Patel may recommend a porcelain tooth crown or fixed dental bridge to repair and improve your smile.
How Porcelain Tooth Crowns Work:
Porcelain Tooth Crowns are commonly used for:
- Repairing a tooth if it is chipped or cracked,
- Filling a gap or space between your teeth,
- Making your teeth more even and uniform,
- Whitening a dull or discolored tooth.
Porcelain tooth crowns are used to cover, hold-together and protect your damaged tooth to repair the damage. Today’s tooth crowns are a strong, durable porcelain “tooth-colored” crown which blend in perfectly with your existing teeth so your smile will not be tarnished by any ugly metal dental work. Plus, today’s porcelain tooth crowns can last for decades.
How a Fixed Bridge Works:
A Fixed Bridge is commonly used to:
Replace a missing tooth (or teeth) to restore your smile.
Fixed Dental Bridges are the most popular and affordable way to replace a missing tooth or many missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth and the most popular type is made of tooth-colored porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. The reason that porcelain fixed bridges are most popular is because they closely resemble your natural teeth.
A dental bridge restores your smile by “closing the gap” that is left by the missing tooth (or teeth) and adding a new porcelain tooth (or teeth) within the gap. The tooth bridge fits into the gap left by missing teeth and then attaches securely in place with tooth crowns fixed to your natural teeth on both sides of the gap. A dental bridge is permanent and cannot be removed, and with proper care it should last for 10 or more years.