Bridges & Crowns
Our team of Doctors at Blessed Dental are highly recognized throughout the Dental Profession for their expertise and knowledge regarding the installation of Bridges and Crowns. Unlike so many, "One Size Fits All" Dental Practices, the Doctors at Blessed Dental customize each procedure specifically for your mouth ensuring you receive the unparallelled results you deserve.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after a root canal treatment or when a large filling wears out. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat. Crowns prevent this as well as making for a nice smile.
Bridges are an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is created and formed to look like the missing tooth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward, creating a whole chain reaction of bad things. Teeth use their neighbors for support, and, with one missing, they start to "fall." As this worsens the bite changes in response to the pressure. This can eventually result in problems with the entire jaw, e.g. TMJ. The surrounding teeth deteriorate and it is just a matter of time before them, too, are lost. Gum disease becomes a serious problem, with the difficulty of treatment increasing as the neglect continues.
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Our award winning team of Doctors and highly trained professional staff take great pride in not causing our patients any pain. Request your appointment online today and we look forward to providing you the highest quality service that has helped us become the most trusted Dental Practice throughout Houston (Champions Willowbrook) and Pasadena, Texas.