Crowns and Bridges
Being able to smile when you are happy should not be a luxury. You should not have to hesitate to smile when you find something funny, enjoyable, or cute. Smiling freely should be something that everyone is able to do whenever they feel inclined. At Hellertown Dental Group, we want to make sure that you are able to smile whenever you want with dental crowns and dental bridges done by top-notch Hellertown, PA dentist like Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey.Many people suffer from a problem with their smile. You may have a broken tooth that causes you to rethink flashing your full grin. Or you may have a missing tooth that is causing you to not show your smile at all. This is not where we want anyone to be. With dental crowns and dental bridges from our top Hellertown, PA dentist at Hellertown Dental Group, you will be able to show your full smile, whenever and to whomever you want without worry.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that goes over your damaged tooth. It looks just like your original tooth and will fulfill the same function. For a cracked or broken tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage. It will alleviate the pain of trying to eat around your problem tooth and return the full functionality of your smile.
What Types Of Dental Crowns Does Hellertown Dental Group Offer?
Hellertown Dental Group offers dental crowns made from two types of materials.
Zirconia – This type of crown is strong enough to withstand the biting forces in your mouth for years to come. Zirconia also does a wonderful job of reflecting light in a way that mimics the other natural teeth in your mouth.
e.max – The e.max ceramic restoration is one of the best all-ceramic options available today. This strong material is able to help with a wide variety of dental problems. The e.max ceramic looks just like your natural teeth and, unlike other options, has no need to use metal. Your trusted Hellertown, PA dentist at Hellertown Dental Group will help you figure out the best option for your situation.
There are three types of dental crowns available from your friendly Hellertown, PA dentist at Hellertown Dental Group.
Inlay – This is a partial crown. The corrective material is “laid in” the biting surface of your damaged tooth. This is used for applications where the tooth damage is not so severe that the tooth needs a full crown.
Onlay – Another type of partial dental crowns. Whereas an inlay goes on the inside of the biting surface, an onlay is on the outer edges of the biting surface. Again, this is used when the damage to the tooth does not require a traditional crown.
Traditional Dental Crowns – A full crown goes over the whole tooth to protect it and prevent further damage.
What Is Are Dental Bridges?
This dental device is used to span the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. You will have a false tooth called a pontic attached to and held in place by two crowns. The dental crowns will be placed over top of the teeth on either side of the gap, and your smile will be full and bright once more. This is considered a traditional, or fixed, bridge. Crowd favorite Hellertown, PA dentist Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey at Hellertown Dental Group offers another option as well.
What Other Dental Bridges Option Does Hellertown Dental Group Offer?
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges – These type of dental bridges uses dental implants to support the bridge. In this case, the dental crowns will be more like replacement teeth than caps. The dental crowns used for this type of dental bridges will be attached to implants that have been placed in your mouth instead of to your natural teeth. The implants help prevent the bone structure of your jaw from deteriorating, a common side effect from having missing teeth in your smile.
What Is CEREC?
The CEREC technology that we use here at Hellertown Dental Group allows us the ability to produce ceramic replacement dental crowns for you during your appointment. That means no waiting for a lab to create your crown – you can have it done that same day. CEREC is a form of CAD/CAM dentistry in which trusted Hellertown, Pa dentist Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey can make your custom dental crowns while you are in the examination chair. It really could not be easier.
Call our top-rated Hellertown, PA dentist office today at 610-628-9337 for a dental crowns & dental bridges appointment. You can schedule your appointment online if you prefer by using our online form.