If you have a weak, broken, or cosmetically flawed tooth, then we invite you to visit Dr. Romito's Arlington Family Dental Practice for a porcelain dental crown. Dr. Frank will encase your tooth with this beautiful, durable restoration in order to improve your smile’s health and appearance.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Dr. Frank will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration.
Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges
Dr. Frank offers secure tooth replacements that can restore your smile when he provides porcelain fixed dental bridges. Dr. Frank and our team use the teeth neighboring an empty space to provide stability to the bridge as you eat and speak.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is nonremovable.
The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Dr. Frank may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
Alleviating excess stress on the bite
Improving the shape and volume of your face
Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
Enhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.