Restoring damaged or missing teeth can be done with several types of tooth restorations. At Alpine Dental and Denture Center, the most common type of tooth restorations we provide are onlays and inlays, dental crowns, and tooth bridges. Learn more about these dental implants by reading below.
1. Onlays & Inlays
Onlays and inlays are tooth restorations that repair cracked teeth or teeth with mild decay. Inlays fill a cracked or decayed area between the cusps of the teeth. Onlays actually cover one or more cusps of a tooth. These permanent ceramic restorations work well for a single tooth that needs minor repairs. When your specific tooth injury does not require a bridge or crown, onlays and inlays are an effective option.
2. Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a cover that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. It restores the tooth to its original appearance and also protects the tooth from any further decay. The crowns at Alpine Dental can be created in our on-site dental lab, making the process simple for all of our patients.
3. Tooth Bridges
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by using adjacent teeth to support this custom dental restoration. Our dental bridges can be made to match the exact color of your teeth. Tooth bridges are created to cover the missing tooth, as well as attach to the nearby teeth for extra support and strength. The steps of placing a dental bridge include:
- Preparing the adjacent teeth to be used as the bridge support.
- Creating the tooth bridge that includes crowns for the adjacent teeth and a replacement for the missing tooth.
- Attaching the bridge to the adjacent teeth while filling the missing space with a permanent replacement tooth.
Custom-Made Dental Restorations
If you live in Montgomery Village or the surrounding areas, request an appointment today by calling our office at (301) 740-3955. We also provide other dental services, such as dentures, root canals, and oral surgery and extractions.