You can erase years of wear and tear with crowns! Dr. Neumann will first remove any existing decay from your tooth and then use a tooth-like crown made of porcelain or gold to restore your form and function. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear and tear results in the loss of a tooth. A missing tooth or teeth can create significant problems for your dental health if not corrected. Over time, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the area and resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road.
You can prevent these issues from occurring with a fixed bridge – a classic technique for restoring your mouth’s function, with aesthetically pleasing results. By fusing a prosthesis between two crowns, Dr. Neumann will bridge the gap in your smile.
In some cases, Dr. Neumann will have to remove a portion of your tooth when clearing it of decay. In these cases, the removed portion can be replaced with a custom designed, porcelain inlay or onlay. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional fillings. Today, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.
Q: Sometimes when I chew I get a sharp pain. What can I do to correct this?
A: Most dental pain brought on by chewing is caused by a fracture (or crack) in the tooth. This pain can be corrected by placing an inlay/onlay, a porcelain crown, or with more advanced treatment. You want to correct the pain as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth. Contact Neumann Family Dentistry today to schedule a visit.
Full Mouth Restoration
For cases where extreme restoration is required, Dr. Neumann can fully reconstruct your smile using a variety of techniques. Using a combination of crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays or dental implant techniques, your smile can be rebuilt from the bottom up.
Don’t give up trying to improve your oral health, even if it seems like a hopeless situation. Dr. Neumann and his team can change your life through a full mouth restoration, giving you a brand new smile with great form and function. Call today to start building a custom plan that fits your needs.