Many men and women in Las Vegas area suffer daily with broken, damaged, decayed and missing teeth. Oftentimes the most effective and reliable treatments for an imperfect smile involve tooth restoration. Two common forms of tooth restoration available to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada are dental crowns and dental bridges—both of which can be undergone at Ronald R. Taylor, DDS.
A dental crown is one of the most common forms of tooth restoration Las Vegas dental patients undergo. Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over a tooth in order to improve overall appearance, while restoring size, shape and strength. When Dr. Ronald R. Taylor cements a crown in place, it will fully encase the visible portion of the natural tooth that lies above the gum line.
To protect a weak tooth from breaking
To hold together parts of a cracked tooth
To hold a dental bridge in place
To cover severely discolored teeth
To cover misshapen teeth
To cover a dental implant
To restore a tooth that is severely worn down or already broken
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when only a small portion of the tooth remains
Dental bridges at Ronald R. Taylor, DDS in Las Vegas, NV are literally bridges that gap the space created by one or more missing teeth. While crowns are used to restore the function of a damaged tooth, dental bridges help Las Vegas residents to replace teeth that are missing all together.
A bridge commonly consists of two crowns used to cover the teeth on either side of the gap, as well as false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are known as pontics and are commonly made of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these materials.
There are three main types of dental bridges:
Traditional bridges – A crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.
Cantilever bridges – Used when there is only one tooth present on the side of the missing tooth or teeth—often the case with rear molars.
Bonded bridges – Consist of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings located on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Crown and bridge treatments at Ronald R. Taylor, DDS are a great way for patients in the Las Vegas area to replace imperfect or missing teeth. See if these dental restoration treatments can help you to restore your naturally beautiful smile.