Dental Crowns and Bridges
At North End Dental Care, our goal is to provide the care and support you need to maintain a healthy smile. Preventive services and treatments, along with patient education, help you keep your healthy smile on track.
However, time takes a toll on even the healthiest smile. At some point, you may find yourself in the position of needing solutions for damaged, broken, or missing teeth.
With high-quality, custom-crafted dental crowns and bridges at our Manchester, NH dental office, we can give you back your healthy smile.
The Importance of a Healthy Smile
It’s crucial for all your teeth to be healthy because each has a specific job to do. Losing the function of just one tooth leads to discomfort, wearing, and even possible breakage and fracturing.
Well-made dental crowns and bridges in Manchester, NH restore your smile to full health and allow you to eat, speak, and smile again with confidence.
How We Use Dental Crowns
In its early stages, we can usually treat dental decay with a tooth-colored filling. However, if decay isn’t treated, it will advance and damage the tooth to the point where a filling isn’t sufficient. In this case, Dr. Chris Moriarty will recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth and restore function.
A dental crown surrounds and protects your tooth like a little helmet. Custom crowns at our Manchester, NH dental office are made of natural-looking porcelain that blends in seamlessly with the appearance of surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns are versatile, so there are many ways we can use them:
Add strength to a tooth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma
Restore a dental implant by adding function and improving appearance
Protect and strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
Improve the aesthetics of a tooth by altering its appearance
Placing Your Dental Crown on Your Tooth
The process for placing a new crown typically requires two to three visits to North End Dental Care. During the first visit, Dr. Moriarty removes some enamel from your tooth, so the crown fits naturally against your gum line.
Next, we take impressions that Dr. Moriarty uses to create a model of your tooth that a custom dental lab uses to prepare your crown. We’ll choose the shade of white that most closely matches surrounding teeth and send the specifications and model off to the lab that custom crafts your new restoration.
In about two weeks, we will have you return to our Manchester dental office to place your new crown. Dr. Moriarty will adjust the crown to accommodate your dental bite, and the final steps are to polish it and cement the restoration in place.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A dental bridge completes your smile by filling the space left by a missing tooth. An artificial tooth sits in the open space and is secured to adjacent teeth with dental crowns. The result is a seamless appearance that restores your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently again.
Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you have cracked, broken, decayed, or missing teeth, we’d love to help you. Please call our Manchester, NH dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moriarty.