Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are some of the most common dental restorations we use at Hillcrest Dental to protect and complete your smile.
Dr. Namrata Shah is meticulous in the design and placement of both crowns and bridges so you can enjoy durability and esthetics when it comes to your dentistry.
Dental Crowns Designed for Protection
If you damage a tooth or suffer from deep dental decay, a filling may not provide the stability and protection your tooth needs. A dental crown covers your tooth structure and seals it, keeping out bacteria and food particles that cause decay. Dental crowns also provide added stability and absorb the force from chewing.
A properly designed dental crown can prolong the life of your tooth, as well as provide comfort and beauty to your smile.
Dr. Shah will remove any damaged tooth structure and take an impression to create a dental crown that fits well and complements your smile. Crowns come in a variety of materials depending on your needs. Many patients choose porcelain because it matches the shade of your natural teeth and blends perfectly with your smile.
Our trusted dental lab creates crowns of the highest quality and durability.
Fixed Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
If patients are not healthy enough for a dental implant or they want an alternative to implant treatment, a fixed dental bridge is a reliable method for tooth replacement.
Dental bridges consist of three or more dental crowns designed to fill the gap in your smile. Two dental crowns suspend one or more artificial teeth in place and act as a placeholder, keeping your natural teeth from shifting toward the gap left by your missing tooth or teeth.
Dr. Shah can create a dental bridge that looks so much like your natural teeth that no one will notice the difference when you laugh, eat, or smile.
Dental bridges do require some special care. You will need to keep it clear of food particles and plaque. We can recommend special tools to make this task more convenient.
Longevity of Your Dental Restorations
If you've invested in your smile, you probably want to get as many years out of it as possible. The best way to do this is by maintaining excellent home care, regular dental exams, and professional dental cleanings.
If you have a clenching and grinding habit, Dr. Shah may recommend a nightguard to protect your teeth and dentistry while you sleep.
Contact Us for a Dental Exam
We welcome new patients to our Castle Hills, TX dental office. We will work with you toward the goal of a healthy and beautiful smile that makes you feel comfortable and confident in the way you look.