If you have dental damage, we can fix it with dental crowns and bridges in Nashua. Our dentist, Dr. James Kiehl has extensive training and experience in restorative dentistry.Doctor James Kiehl on dental crowns and bridges Read Transcript
Well, oftentimes, if someone has a badly broken tooth or decay that, say, we need to put a crown or bridge in that area. A bridge is best for a tooth that's missing, but what it allows us to do is produce a restoration that's fixed, stays in the patient's mouth, and it basically restores the entire functionality of that area.
Crowns and bridges are among the most versatile restorations because of all the problems they can solve. A crown can:
- Mend broken teeth
- Repair severely decayed teeth
- Fix badly cracked teeth
- Replace damaged tooth fillings
- Strengthen weak teeth
- Replace missing teeth, when used as part of a dental bridge or with a dental implant
To make sure we get the right restoration for your situation, we use different materials for our dental crowns and dental bridges, including all-metal, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. Our dentist will help determine which one is right for you. If you have a damaged or missing tooth or another problem you’d like to solve, call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460.
Getting a Dental Crown Is a Simple ProcessDoctor James Kiehl on CEREC digital imaging Read Transcript
CEREC technology allows us to create a restoration for a patient much quicker than we could in the past, and also more accurately. I think it benefits our patients in a lot of ways. Not only is the speed of the appointment quicker, there's no goopy impressions for the patient to undergo, and it also allows us to get the restoration back from our laboratory much quicker. We're able to get the patient back and get their permanent crown in there much sooner than we could do conventional methods.
A dental crown is a restoration designed to look like your natural tooth. It fits over your entire tooth, strengthening it and protecting it from further damage. Our doctors take impressions and other measurements of your tooth and match its color. They send the information to a lab, where your dental crown is produced. When your dental crown arrives, we check it to ensure a perfect fit and then securely attach it to your tooth – or in some cases, to a dental implant.
Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Bridge
You can use a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. We fuse several dental crowns together to make the bridge, then attach it to the teeth surrounding your missing tooth or teeth. It “bridges” the gap, which is how it got its name. We can secure it with dental implants instead, which eliminates the need to alter the structure of your healthy teeth.
Dental Inlays & Onlays May Be the Right Choice
Dental inlays and onlays can correct the damage that is too extensive for a simple tooth filling but not extensive enough for a dental crown. Unlike dental crowns, these custom restorations do not cover your entire tooth. Inlays cover the biting surfaces of your teeth to fill in deep crevices and cracks and strengthen your teeth. Onlays cover the biting surfaces, cusps, and sides of your teeth.
Stay Comfortable During Your Dental Crown Procedure
As with any dental procedure in our office, our caring team will make sure you are comfortable. We can offer:
- Soft pillows and blankets
- Soothing music
- Longer appointment times
- Dental sedation
We’ll Help You Choose the Right Dental Restoration
Are you confused by all your restorative options? With their training and expertise, our doctors can help you decide! Dr. Kiehl is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD), an organization committed to high quality of care for dental implant patients. We’ll walk you through all your options to ensure you select the one that is best for you. Among factors to consider:
- Your dental damage
- Your oral health
- Your overall health
- Your lifestyle
- Your budget
Interested in dental crowns and bridges in Nashua? Call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460.