Dental Crowns & Bridges in Smyrna, GA
Dr. Ryo Hosaka, your family dentist, rebuilds your broken and cracked teeth with crowns in Smyrna, GA 30080
Dr. Hosaka treats many patients who’ve had their teeth suddenly break while eating. If you have a broken or cracked tooth, you may notice a large piece of the tooth missing, or you may notice sharp edges, pain, or sensitivity when you eat.
Crowns, sometimes called caps, are coverings that surround the tooth from all sides to protect it from breakage and restores its natural shape. When a tooth has had a large fracture or has been fixed with fillings several times in the past to the point where it has gotten weak, crowns are necessary to extend the life of the tooth.
Tooth-colored or metal fillings patch holes in teeth, like patching holes in a wall. They are used for small areas of the tooth. When a large part of the tooth is missing or compromised, dental crowns are used. Crowns cover the entire tooth, protecting it from all sides, to prevent further damage.
Situations where a dental crown in Smyrna, GA can help a tooth:
- Broken teeth
- Teeth that have gotten a root canal treatment, which needs to be sealed and protected
- Teeth with deep cracks causing sensitivity to chewing and cold foods
- Teeth with cavities all around the tooth
Does a crown look like my tooth?
Dr. Hosaka keeps up to date with the latest dental materials available for restoring teeth.
Crowns can be made with different materials, including metal and porcelain. When the tooth is in your smile zone, Dr. Hosaka usually places a completely porcelain type of crown that can closely match the color of your natural teeth. Older style crowns that were used years ago were made of a metal base covered by porcelain. Sometimes the metal part would show through over time, resulting in a grey line near the gumline. The all-porcelain crown that Dr. Hosaka selects for you can avoid this problem.
A dental bridge can replace your missing tooth with crowns.
Much like a road bridge connects two separate areas of land together, a tooth bridge can close a gap by connecting two teeth together with a tooth-shaped connector. A tooth bridge can be made by covering teeth on both sides of the gap and having a tooth-shaped connector linking the two crowns. This bridge is permanently attached to teeth. The result is a natural-looking replacement of the missing tooth.
If you think you may need a crown, please call, text or email Hosaka Family Dental today.