Crowns are used to restore and protect teeth with large fillings or loss of structure from future damage. Teeth which have received root canal treatment should also be protected from re-infection with a crown.
Unlike a filling, a crown fits overtop of the existing tooth, protecting it from all sides and restoring form and function. Crowns can be made from many materials, including tooth-colored ceramics that mimic the color and appearance of natural teeth.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth by suspending a replacement tooth in the space between two healthy neighbor teeth. Like crowns, bridges involve “preparing” or shaving down the neighbor teeth, which are then “capped” by the bridge.
solution to missing teeth than bridges. Implants involve replacing both the tooth root and the crown. Dr. Ogburn will evaluate your mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are a good candidate for a dental implant, she will then refer you to a local specialist who will complete the surgical phase of this treatment. Once healing has occurred, the final implant crown will be placed by Dr. Ogburn.