Crowns and Bridges
It is Dr. Aiello’s goal to help his patients achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful smiles for a lifetime. Sometimes this requires restoring a tooth that has been badly damaged or even lost.
Teeth that have sustained severe damage usually cannot be repaired with something as simple as a filling. Instead, Dr. Aiello will use more comprehensive measures such as a dental crown to protect the tooth in the future. Dr. Aiello frequently uses dental bridges for patients with missing teeth.
A Dental Crown Gives You Full Coverage
A dental crown is designed to cover your tooth completely. In most cases, Dr. Aiello will have the crowns made of porcelain or zirconia. Both these materials are highly durable as well as aesthetic. A crown may be recommended when teeth have been impacted by:
- Root canal treatments
- Large cavities
- Moderate to severe fractures
- Advanced wear
- Large failing fillings
Dental Inlays and Onlays
If enough tooth structure is available, Dr. Aiello may prefer to place an inlay or onlay instead of a full crown, which is more like a three-quarter crown. Crowns, inlays, and onlays usually take two appointments to complete.
During your first visit to our office Dr, Aiello will prepare your tooth and take an impression. We will use this impression to have a custom restoration made, which is usually ready to cement in place within 10 to 14 days.
Don’t put your crown off until it is too late. Ignoring your compromised tooth enamel may mean severe fractures that limit the option to restore the tooth at all.
Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?
Let’s say that your missing tooth is a little bit further back in your mouth. Replacing it may not seem like a priority since it does not necessarily show when you are talking or smiling. What it does do, however, is leave open space for other teeth to start shifting. Even small movement as little as one or two millimeters can have a tremendous impact on the function, health and appearance of your entire smile.
A Dental Bridge Restores Your Smile and Your Oral Health
Bridges are designed to look like your natural teeth; however, they are actually two functional crowns with one or more false teeth bonded between them. Each end of the bridge is anchored over a tooth, spanning across the open space of the missing tooth. Bridges can also be placed on top of dental implants.
Contact Dr. Aiello to Learn More
Keeping your long-term oral health needs in mind, Dr. Aiello will carefully assess your tooth to determine which type of restoration such as a dental implant, crown or bridge, is most appropriate for you.
Contact your Clinton Township restorative dentist today to schedule a consultation.