Our teeth have to stand up to many challenges every day. They have to chew. They have to help form sounds. They have to help support your jaw, airway, and spine. And they have to look beautiful doing it. Porcelain dental crowns and bridges are capable of standing up to the biggest challenges, and they are as attractive as your natural tooth enamel. If you are in Nashville and need a high-end bridge or porcelain crowns placed by a neuromuscular dentist who treats people physically and emotionally, please contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry online or call our office directly at (615) 383-6787 to book your appointment with Dr. Forbes.
Dr. Forbes’ goal is to find tooth damage early and treat it with advanced restorative dental bonds that mimic nature’s own “dentistry,” improve your smile, and hopefully prevent the need for a crown or a bridge.
When that need does arise, here’s what you should know…
Often a last option for saving a natural tooth and root, porcelain crowns are the epitome of aesthetic and restorative excellence and quality. We believe that we can craft them with an artistic sense, and place them with extraordinary precision.
A dental crown is a case or sheath that fits snugly over your natural tooth, giving it an entirely new surface. Porcelain crowns may be necessary when:
- Decay or old restorations have weakened a tooth
- A tooth has been seriously cracked
- A tooth requires a root canal
- A worn down tooth is contributing to bite problems and needs to be built up
- Cosmetic restoration requires more strength than veneers provide
What all these cases have in common is the need for both strengthening and protection for your tooth, which is what dental crowns provide.
A dental bridge is used when you have lost a tooth. Sometimes described as fixed partial dentures, a dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that are bonded to a replacement tooth, or pontic, that bridges over the gap caused by the missing tooth.
Dental bridges are fixed restorations and provide better aesthetics, comfort, and function than removable dentures. They are not always favored because they require us to remove natural tooth material to make room for crowns on the supporting teeth. But if one or both of those teeth already need a dental crown, then a dental bridge might be the best choice for you.
Beauty, Strength, and Precision
The new tooth-like materials available to our Nashville patients have changed the perception and reality of dentistry. No longer do we need to offer solutions that are very obviously “dental” in look and feel. Porcelain bridges are so amazingly translucent and natural looking that even some dentists might not be able to notice the difference without very close inspection.
Of course, it takes precision and artistry to make it happen.