Dental Restorations in Dripping Springs, TX
When a tooth becomes decayed, cracked, chipped, or broken, a simple filling may not succeed in restoring the tooth to normal function. In those cases, a crown is necessary to make the tooth strong enough to withstand the pressures of normal chewing and to relieve pain. A crown completely covers and attaches permanently to the remains of the tooth after removal of all decayed areas.
If a tooth must be removed, a bridge is a time-tested method of replacing missing teeth. Much like a bridge over a river, a dental bridge is a false tooth that fills the gap and is permanently attached to the teeth on either side. This procedure restores your bite and your ability to chew your food just as though you never lost the natural tooth.
Dr. Tristan is an expert in the placement of crowns and bridges. Call TORC Dental at (512) 607-6500 to schedule an appointment so he can assess your teeth and determine if crowns or bridges are right for you.