Posts for: June, 2016
Most people will need some form of tooth restoration at some point. Dental fillings are generally the most common for smaller to mid-sized cavities, and cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers have become more and more common over the years to treat chips, cracks, tooth discoloration and staining. But when a tooth is significantly damaged, either by trauma or decay, a dental crown is the most effective and reliable option for preserving the remaining portion of healthy tooth, as well as the appearance of the entire smile. A crown is a dental restoration that covers the remaining tooth providing strength and protection. The shape and color of the tooth can be changed with crowns.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Boston
The dentists at Boston based Riley Dental Associates LLC recommend crowns and bridges for a number of dental issues, from teeth that require treatment with root canal therapy, to severely chipped, broken or missing teeth. Crowns and bridges can effectively correct a number of cosmetic and general dentistry problems quickly and affordably.
- Larger cavities and deep tooth decay - Sometimes the damage from a cavity is too extensive, and a significant portion of the tooth must be removed. A porcelain crown can restore both the look and function of the tooth, without the need for an extraction
- Restore missing teeth - As an alternative to dental implants, a bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces a missing tooth or missing teeth, joining two or more missing teeth on either side on the edentulous teeth with crowns
- Severe staining and tooth discoloration - Contrary to popular belief, over the counter whitening products and professional teeth whitening procedures are not effective against all types of stains. Some stains, usually the result of trauma or a side effect to certain medications, can't be removed with cleaning gels or bleach and require treatment with a crown, porcelain veneer or bonding.
Contact a Dentist in Boston
Dental crowns and bridges are an affordable and reliable option for restoring broken, decayed, discolored, or missing teeth. For more information, contact Riley Dental Associates LLC by calling (617) 723-4032 to request an appointment today.