Dental Crowns and Bridges
Many of us don’t consider the day-to-day significance healthy teeth have until you don't have them anymore. Dental issues ranging from chipped or broken teeth to tooth loss can have an impact on all areas from your life, including your speech, what you can eat, and even your appearance.
At our Medina, OH dental office we offer several solutions to restore your smile to its natural state, including dental crowns and bridges. Dr. Karunagaran custom designs your crowns to blend with the rest of your smile and regain your confidence. At Frontier Dental, we love seeing our patients rediscover their new smile; we never grow tired of seeing the excitement and delight on their faces as they fall in love with their upgraded look!
Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth
Dental crowns are “caps” that cover a cracked tooth or an implant. Some other uses for dental crowns include:
- Replace a dental filling
- Protect chipped or sensitive teeth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Cement a bridge to existing teeth
- Cap a dental implant
- Cover a stained or unevenly shaped tooth
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
Crowns help restore the integrity of a damaged or weakened tooth. Dr. Karunagaran at Frontier Dental will match the dental crown to the original shape and size of the tooth. Dental crowns not only restore oral health and function, but they also provide a natural appearance.
Dental crowns can be composed of different materials, such as:
- Porcelain or ceramic
- Stainless steel crowns
What Is the Process for a Dental Crown?
To ensure a perfect fit for your dental crown, Dr. Karunagaran will make an impression to record the size and shape of the tooth. These will be sent to our dental lab to create your custom porcelain crown. During this process, you will receive a temporary crown to protect your tooth.
Once the dental crown arrives from the dental lab, he will make any adjustments needed to create the right fit that feels natural and comfortable.
Dental Bridges Restore Missing Teeth
Experiencing the loss of a tooth can be painful, even devastating. With front facing teeth, people worry about judgments, and many try to hide their missing tooth. Aside from appearances, a gap in your teeth can make it difficult to speak or eat the foods you want. You can regain your confidence and abilities with replacement teeth. Dental implants are one of the most popular options, but not everyone wants to go the surgical route. For these patients, dental bridges are a popular choice.
In simplest terms, dental bridges “bridge” the gap between one or more missing teeth. By using individual dental crowns on adjacent existing teeth, an artificial tooth is bonded in between to fill in the gap. Porcelain dental bridges are shaded to match your natural smile.
Schedule an Assessment to Learn More!
With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns and bridges can last for many years; making them a great investment in your oral health and beauty. We understand what a big decision this is, our dental team is committed to providing you all the information you need so you have a clear understanding of the entire process.
Dr. Karunagaran uses high-quality materials and advanced techniques for our Medina, OH patients. Dr. Karunagaran is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist in NE Ohio and services the whole region, including Wadsworth, Medina, Hinkley, Akron, and Fairlawn. We also assist the greater Cleveland metro area and surrounding towns, please call us today to begin the process of improving your smile.