Crown and Bridge Therapy in Tyler, Texas
Rebuild your bite with crown and bridge therapy from Dr. Stansbury.
If you have missing or damaged teeth which need to be replaced, Dr. Stansbury can return your beautiful, full smile by using crown and bridge therapy. Our Tyler practice uses crown and bridge therapy to offer our patients a customized, realistic-looking, and permanent alternative to other restorative dentistry techniques. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule your appointment.
What is a crown?
A crown caps over a damaged tooth to protect it from further injury, and can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment.
To maintain a fully white smile, Dr. Stansbury will recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long-lasting, which is why Dr. Stansbury uses them to replenish the oral health of his Tyler patients.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a prosthetic set of teeth which attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge that Dr. Stansbury suggests will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of your missing teeth. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, Dr. Stansbury may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis.
If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, our Tyler dental team can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment for crown and bridge therapy. Dr. Stansbury treats patients from Tyler, Kilgore, Flint, Lindale, and nearby Texas towns. If this will be your first appointment at our office, take a moment to read the helpful information on our new patient page. Dr. Stansbury and our Tyler dental team are ready to complete your smile and bite with crown and bridge therapy.