Texas residents have some of the best smiles in the country. Our mission at Lovett Dental Kohrville is to ensure that everyone has a great looking and functional smile throughout their entire life. As we get older, our teeth experience more trouble. Everything from the cavities that add up throughout the years to injuries can accumulate into some considerable damage to our teeth. Dental crowns can quickly restore both the functionality and cosmetics of your smile. We can also use crowns and bridges to correct any problems and restore a full mouth of teeth.

Our team of dental experts has put this information together to help you better understand crowns and bridges.

What Are Dental Crowns and Dental BridgesDiagram shows the process of installing a bridge

Dental crowns are artificial caps placed on top of the tooth. They are designed to look natural and to match the rest of the teeth in your mouth. In effect, a crown is an artificial replacement for the biting surface of the tooth.

These replacements are ideal for people whose teeth have become too damaged either from injury or infection.

Crowns are designed to work with your natural bite and smile. Each crown is unique and can be customized to fit your needs. Crowns also play an important role in dental bridges. Bridges are two or more artificial teeth connected and anchored to the jaw on either side by crowns. This means that dental crowns are a vital aspect of more than a few different types of treatment.

Dental bridges are an ideal choice for people who have lost several teeth in a row. Bridges can restore the look of your smile as well as key functionalities of your teeth. So, how do you tell if you need crowns?

Signs You Might Need a Crown

There are a few signs it might be time to have dental crowns added to your teeth. Most of these signs get more noticeable as we age, but they can happen to anyone and at any age.

  • Worn out or damaged crowns and fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • And other conditions

Our dentists have seen it all. We can help you determine which course of dental care is right for you. The best way to find out if you need crowns is to get in touch with our friendly staff today.

Who Benefits from Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns can help people for a wide range of reasons.

An important reason to keep in mind is that crowns help restore the look of your teeth. Keeping our teeth clean not only keeps them healthy, but it can help us improve our self-confidence. A bright and healthy smile can go a long way to improving how you see yourself.

Beyond that, crowns restore the functionality of teeth. This helps with chewing as well as how your teeth rest in your mouth. This means that crowns can help worn out, damaged, or chipped teeth to work like they used to.

Chipped and broken teeth without crowns also wear down faster. They are more prone to infections as well as further damage. Crowns slow the rate of damage and help to prevent decay. Crowns can help you to enjoy your smile once again fully.

Reach Out to Lovett Dental Kohrville

It’s time you got the dental care that you deserve. Lovett Dental Kohrville can help you with everything from the basics all the way through advanced procedures. If you want to find out more about how dental bridges and crowns can help you restore both your smile and your bite, get in touch with us today. Contact our friendly staff at 832.662.3205, or contact us online to find out more.