Crowns and Bridges
At Stanford Dental, our primary goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime. Sometimes this requires repairing or replacing a tooth that has been damaged or compromised.
If you find yourself with a tooth in need of repair, it can be a comfort to know that Dr. James Stanford uses high quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that the process is comfortable, and you'll receive a restoration that you can be proud of and rely on for many years to come.
When Do I Need a Crown?
A crown is an ideal restoration for a tooth that has been decayed, infected, or damaged beyond what a dental filling is capable of repairing. It is designed to fit over your remaining tooth structure like a “cap” and restore your entire tooth while protecting the integrity of your root.
Dr. Stanford uses digital impressions that ensure the fit of your crown is accurate and precise. Digital impressions also eliminate the need for the messy impressions we used in the past, which makes the process more comfortable for patients.
Your Manchester dentist also uses high quality metals (for back teeth) or tooth-colored zirconium to ensure that our patients do not have any allergic reactions and that they receive the best function and esthetics from their restoration.
Situations that may necessitate the use of a crown include:
- To strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
- To replace an old filling that is large and has left little natural tooth structure
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To complete a dental implant
- To repair a tooth that has been cracked, fractured, or decayed
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Patients who are living with a failing or missing tooth might benefit from a dental bridge. This tooth replacement option utilizes dental crowns to anchor a prosthetic tooth that fills in the open space. A bridge also works for multiple missing teeth as long as they are adjacent.
A bridge is a fixed solution, which means that it can’t be removed, and provides stability when you eat or talk. Keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy with consistent brushing, flossing, and dental checkups is the key to maintaining the health of your bridge and ensuring its longevity.
Treatment with Your Comfort in Mind
We know that getting a tooth replaced or restored might feel stressful, so at Stanford Dental we provide amenities to help you feel comfortable throughout the process.
Patients can enjoy their favorite television program during their treatment, and we’ll finish with a warm, lavender-scented towel for your comfort. If you are feeling anxious about your procedure, you can discuss using nitrous oxide with Dr. Stanford, which can help you feel at ease during treatment.
Dr. Stanford also uses digital impressions, which eliminates the messy impressions we took in the past and are more comfortable for our patients.
If your tooth needs repair, be sure not to delay as this can lead to more damage and bigger problems in the future. Contact Stanford Dental to learn more about how we can help restore your tooth.