Our teeth are subject to a lot of wear and tear over the years, which often leads to damage or tooth loss. That is where restorations at Garden Springs Dental come in.
We use crowns to strengthen and protect a tooth and bridges to fill in the space left by a missing tooth.
Crowns or "caps" placed by our Lexington, KY dentists are used to restore broken, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth. They fit like a shell over a tooth to protect it from excessive forces and injury. Crowns can also be used to cover severely discolored teeth and enhance your smile.
The usual process for having a crown placed involves first visiting the dentist to prepare the tooth and take impressions. Then a temporary crown is placed while you wait for the permanent crown to be fabricated. When the crown is finally ready, you need to make another trip to the dentist to have the finished crown adjusted and placed.
At Garden Springs Dental, we always look for ways to streamline and improve your treatment. We are pleased to offer the convenience of Planmeca FIT, an advanced dental imaging system. This state-of-the-art technology allows Dr. Davis and Dr. Edens to construct a finished crown right here in our office.
You can now have the complete process finished in a single visit to our Lexington office!
No more multiple visits, messy impressions, or temporary crowns that don’t fit properly. Today, we can create beautiful, durable, customized crowns, inlays, and onlays in about two hours.
EMax, the material used with Planmeca, is a high-strength porcelain that is stronger than traditional dental porcelain. With proper home care and routine visits for exams and professional cleanings, you will enjoy the beauty and durability of your new crown for many years.
The loss of a tooth does more than create a cosmetic dentistry problem. A missing tooth makes chewing difficult and may also affect your ability to speak properly. It can also lead to a sunken appearance of the face, bone loss, and misalignment of surrounding teeth.
The best solution for you may be a dental bridge. We have used bridges for many years to restore function and eliminate the space left by a missing tooth. Bridges replace missing teeth by "capping" the teeth on either side of a missing tooth or teeth and suspending a false tooth or teeth between them.
Our doctors may also recommend placement of dental implants to provide further support for the bridge, depending on your needs.
A dental bridge serves multiple purposes:
Would you like to learn more about our state-of-the-art dental restorations? Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our Lexington, KY dentists to discuss all your options.