Crown and Bridge for University Park, Texas
Crowns and bridges are a traditional and common part of restorative dental care. These treatments give Dr. Hume flexibility for repairing and replacing damaged teeth. From simple fillings to dental implants, Dr. Hume offers a range of options for rehabilitating damaged smiles. This list of treatments allows him to choose the most conservative option for each case, while having the ability to best meet the patient’s needs. Because we want to offer the most comprehensive dental care possible, our restorative options include crown and bridge.
Dr. Hume is known for excellent dental restorations, including attractive and functional crown and bridge. Crowns are also called “caps” by many, and these dental restorations are used when a filling just will not provide enough coverage or strength for the level of damage. Crowns can also be used to hold bridges in place. Dr. Hume might recommend the use of a porcelain crown in cases of very large cavities, broken teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, teeth weakened by root canal therapy, or any other situation in which the tooth is seriously damaged. A crown can prevent the extraction a tooth in some cases, making it a more conservative treatment option than extraction and replacement. With the use of porcelain, we can make sure that crowns look like a natural part of the smile.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are held in place with crowns and do not require surgery. However, Dr. Hume can also create dental bridges that are held in place with dental implants. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row while providing fixed tooth replacement, instead of removable replacement with a partial denture. To wear a bridge, remaining teeth have to be healthy enough to support the bridge with crowns. Bridges are crafted out of porcelain, and Dr. Hume focuses on making sure that dental bridges are as beautiful as they are strong.
Patients experiencing any kind of tooth pain may signal that they have a cracked or heavily damaged tooth. This increase in pain or sensitivity to hot or cold is often a sign that the tooth pulp is exposed or irritated in some way. This irritation could be the result of a large cavity, a fracture that can intermittently open to allow irritants to reach the nerve, or a large chip. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should make an appointment with Dr. Hume to have a checkup immediately to diagnose the cause of the discomfort. Serious oral health problems can be present without having any symptoms.
Please contact Dr. Hume’s Dallas, Texas dental office to make an appointment for treatment with crown and bridge or any other restorative dentistry procedures.