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How crowns and bridges from your Cedar Park, TX, family dentist can give you the smile you deserve!
A great-looking smile can give you the self-confidence you need to flourish both professionally and socially. A well-functioning smile also helps you chew your food, speak well, and avoid jaw pain. So, what do you do if your smile is damaged due to broken or missing teeth? Well, you can restore your smile with dental crowns and bridges, of course! Dr. Jason W. Dyson, your family dentist at Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX, offers dental crowns and bridges to give you back the smile you deserve.
More about dental crowns
Dental crowns can bring both functionality and beauty back to your smile through the strengthening of damaged teeth. They cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth above the gumline, protecting your teeth like suits-of-armor. When you bite down on a dental crown, the stress of biting is spread out evenly across the restoration, just like with natural teeth. With crowns, your full chewing function is restored!
Dental crowns also restore the beauty of your smile. One of the most popular crown materials is porcelain, a light-reflective material that closely mimics the look of tooth enamel. A full porcelain crown is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, making it a perfect choice for front teeth or teeth that are visible when you smile.
Another popular crown material is porcelain fused to a metal underlay, known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the beauty of porcelain with the strength of a metal framework. PFM crowns are an excellent choice for back teeth because they provide increased chewing strength.
In the case of multiple missing teeth, dental bridges can bring functionality and beauty back to your smile. Bridges restore your full surface area available for chewing, thus allowing you to enjoy all of the foods you love. Dental bridges are also made of life-like materials, giving you the natural look that your smile deserves.
Could your smile use a little touching up? Give us a call!
To get started on your new smile, call up your Cedar Park family dentist, Dr. Jason W. Dyson, at (512) 528-8900.
Find out which cosmetic treatment could give you your dream smile.
Who doesn’t want the perfect smile? Even if you weren’t born with it this doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve it. Your Cedar Park, TX cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Dyson offers a variety of different dental treatments to improve both the look and the function of your smile:
Looking to hide very small stains or cracks that may not be as visible to others at first glance but bug you? Then you may not need to go through one time-consuming procedure after another for such small issues. Those with minor chips, stains and small gaps between teeth may be able to hide these problems with dental bonding, a special tooth-colored resin that is molded over problem areas to reshape the tooth and provide a whiter, more attractive smile.
Bonding is a great cosmetic option for those with aesthetic issues that do not affect the overall function of your smile. This is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic procedures you can get to improve your smile.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
For those missing one or more teeth you may want to talk to your restorative dentist in Cedar Park about getting dental bridges. This dental restoration, which contains a false tooth in the middle and a dental crown on each side, uses healthy neighboring teeth to support it. In as little as two visits you may be able to replace one or more teeth with dental bridges.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can also be placed over the crown of a tooth that has significant discolorations, cracks and other issues that may affect its overall function.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are made to look just like real teeth and are applied to the front of your smile using a special cement. Veneers are great for our Cedar Park dental patients who are looking to hide small chips, cracks, discolorations, misshapen or uneven teeth, overlapping or gaps between teeth. In order to make room for your veneers, we will need to remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel first. While this procedure is painless and almost completely non-invasive it cannot be reversed.
For patients looking for a long-term solution to replace missing teeth, dental implants are a valuable option. The metal implant is surgically inserted into a drilled hole in the jawbone where it will heal and fuse with the bone and tissue over several months. After everything has healed, we will unveil the top of the implant and attach an abutment on top. This piece will serve to connect the dental crown to the implant.
If you are ready to take the plunge into cosmetic dentistry then it’s time you took the next steps to getting your perfect smile. Schedule a consultation with your dentist in Cedar Park. Parmer Oaks Dental Care is here for all of your dental needs.