As you age, your smile naturally ages. The most noticeable problems occur when you have old fillings, tooth decay, cracked or missing teeth. Sometimes you may even develop black lines around your old crowns (also called caps). These changes can have a significant impact on the health and function of your smile, not to mention your appearance.
Crowns and bridgework, also known as restorative dentistry, involve restoring natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. Crowns and bridges can correct missing teeth, bite dysfunction, and or structural problems. A crown restores an individual tooth back to its original form and function, while a bridge replaces one or more missing teeth.
You will be excited to know that we create long lasting, durable porcelain crowns and bridges that look natural and are virtually undetectable. We offer porcelain crowns to restore both front and back teeth. We offer porcelain bridges to replace missing teeth and may be able to replace your old partial denture – eliminating the need to clean a removable appliance every night. Made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, these porcelain restorations will give you a long-lasting beautiful smile. That’s why when choosing a dentist in Boise, Lamb Family Dental is THE choice.
A porcelain bridge is a custom device that is anchored to neighboring teeth to replace one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared as crowns to hold the artificial replacement tooth in place. Porcelain material is the most popular choice because it is durable and maintains the natural look of your smile.
When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in your bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. To reduce these risks to your dental health, we recommend the placement of a bridge when tooth loss occurs. Porcelain bridges restore your chewing and speaking ability, and cosmetically restore your smile by maintaining your facial shape. Bridgework gives you a more youthful appearance, allowing you to smile with out any embarrassment.
A porcelain crown is used to cover and strengthen individual teeth that are structurally weakened. It protects the entire surface of the tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size.