Restore Tooth Loss with Dental Crowns & Bridges at Kent Burnett, DDS
Are you suffering from tooth loss or dental decay in Corvallis or the surrounding area? In the last century, dentistry has come a long way. It’s no longer necessary to live with tooth decay and tooth loss. Dental crowns and bridges are common solutions to restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile.
Unlike dentures, which are removable, crowns and bridges are permanent prosthetic devices that can preserve your smile from tooth decay and restore gapped smiles. Learn how Dr. Kent Burnett uses the highest quality dental crowns and bridges, so your smile will look healthy and beautiful for years to come.
What are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are used to cap or cover a damaged or decayed tooth, strengthening it and significantly improving its shape, size and overall appearance.
To prepare for crown surgery, Dr. Burnett will need to file down your existing teeth. Then, he will place the crown snugly over the top. This is usually completed under local anesthetic. However, if you have extreme anxiety about dental procedures, Dr. Burnett might suggest dental sedation.
Dental crowns might also be used in dental implants. The crown forms the visible part of the tooth, and they’re fabricated to match your smile to look natural. Once in place, your crown will look and function exactly as if it were a regular and natural tooth.
Crowns are normally recommended if a dentist needs to:
- Replace a large filling but there is not enough tooth left to support it.
- Restore a fractured tooth.
- Prevent a weakened tooth from developing a fracture.
- Cover a dental implant.
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment, is severely misshapen or discolored.
- Attach a bridge.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are recommended when a patient is missing one or multiple teeth.
When tooth loss goes untreated, the remaining teeth may begin to twist and shift in the gumline, causing further problems with alignment and bite. A bridge works by spanning the gap, and filling it with crowns that look and act like regular teeth.
Bridges are made up of three or more crowns that are cemented to natural adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth are known as abutments. This creates a secure foundation for the crowns and fills the gap between them.
Restoring Your Smile with Monolithic Zirconia Porcelain Crown
Dr. Burnett is pleased offer monolithic zirconia porcelain crowns. Monolithic crowns are a new and improved design of crown that will restore your smile much longer than traditional crowns.
Traditional crowns are made with a brawny structured called zirconia. Zirconia is a state-of-the-art restoration material, because it is strong and durable. In traditional crowns, this zirconia is attached to a porcelain contour, which provides the functionality and appearance of a regular tooth. However, in traditional crowns, the bonding between the zirconia and porcelain can be weak, which puts the crown at risk of damage.
With Dr. Burnett’s monolithic zirconia porcelain restorations, the crown is fabricated in full contour out of a single material, making it stronger and more durable.
Another benefit is that these crowns are a solid color all the way through, unlike previous crowns that have a darker central appearance, where the zirconia can be seen. This makes monolithic crowns a more aesthetically-pleasing option for tooth loss, especially for your front teeth.
Schedule an Appointment with Kent Burnett, DDS
Dr. Burnett in Corvallis, OR is experienced in providing high quality dental bridges and crowns. During your tooth loss restoration treatment, you can expect a beautiful and functional smile that will last for years. Invest in your smile and restore your tooth loss. For trustworthy dental advice and experienced cosmetic treatments, schedule a consultation today.
Initial Visit & Forms
As a convenience to our patients, all the necessary forms are available to be downloaded, filled out either as a fillable PDF or printed and completed by hand. Either way you will save time at your initial visit by bringing the completed forms to your initial visit, along with a list of any medications you are currently taking.