Dental Crowns and Bridges

Many of us don’t consider the impact teeth have until something goes wrong. Anything from chipped or broken teeth to tooth loss can have an impact on all areas of 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 back to its natural state using dental crowns and bridges. Dr. Karunagaran matches the shade and shape of your dental prosthetic devices to the rest of your smile, restoring your self-confidence. 

Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth

Dental crowns are “caps” that cover a cracked tooth or an implant. Some other uses for dental crowns include:

  • Restore after a damaged 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 crown to the original shape and size of the tooth. Dental crowns restore oral health and function and provide a natural appearance. 

Dental crowns are composed of different materials, including:

  • Gold crowns
  • Porcelain or ceramic crowns
  • Porcelain-over-metal-crowns
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • All-resin

Most people prefer a tooth-colored crown to match their smiles. We can discuss the type of crown that will work best for you, along with the benefits and limitations of each, at your dental appointment.

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 tooth’s size and shape. 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.

When the dental crown is finished, 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 teeth.

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 among 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. Using individual dental crowns on adjacent existing teeth, we bond an artificial tooth in between to fill in the gap. Dental bridges are commonly made of porcelain that Dr. Karunagaran will shade to match your natural smile. 

Schedule a Dental Appointment to Learn More

Dental crowns and bridges can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Dr. Karunagaran uses high-quality materials and advanced techniques for our Medina, OH patients.