Crowns and Bridges
At Humble Dentistry, we love helping patients maintain a healthy and comfortable smile. It makes sense that teeth sometimes need the occasional repair or replacement because they have a tough job to do!
If you break a tooth or need an extraction, you can count on Dr. Robert Appel and our team to help you feel comfortable and confident again with esthetic, tooth-colored dentistry designed just for you.
Dental crowns allow us to repair and reinforce a damaged tooth, and dental bridges fill the space left by a tooth after an extraction or trauma. An evaluation in our Humble, TX dental office will allow Dr. Appel to present your options.
How Dental Crowns Work
Dental crowns cover the entire tooth above the gumline. Unlike a filling, designed to seal your tooth, dental crowns add stability and can prevent damage caused by the forces from chewing.
We always make sure patients are comfortable during their procedures, and Dr. Appel is known for his gentle approach to caring for his patients.
Dr. Appel will take an impression of your damaged tooth, remove any decay or damaged areas, and place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it until we receive your permanent crown from our dental lab.
Dental crowns come in a variety of materials – all-porcelain, porcelain and metal blends, and full gold crowns. Many people prefer tooth-colored porcelain. Metal and metal-blended crowns also have benefits and often work best on molars, which are the heavy grinders and do most of the work of chewing.
Once we receive your final crown from the lab, Dr. Appel will bond it to your tooth and make any tiny adjustments needed to ensure your bite feels comfortable.
Dental Bridges to Complete Your Smile
When your tooth develops an infection, deep decay, or bone loss, or you have advanced periodontal disease, an extraction might be your best option. You may also lose a tooth due to an accident or trauma. We provide comfortable dental extractions and a variety of tooth-replacement options.
Dental bridges are a popular choice for patients wishing to complete their smiles. A dental bridge suspends an artificial tooth in place using two dental crowns on your healthy adjacent teeth.
Replacing your missing tooth with a dental crown will prevent your remaining teeth from shifting and will match your natural teeth for a seamless result.
Dental bridges require dedication to keep them clean and prevent gum disease. Floss threaders and small brushes make it more convenient to remove plaque and food particles from around and under the bridge.
If you have multiple missing teeth in a row, a combination of dental implants and a dental bridge can provide a fixed alternative to a partial denture.
Placement of one or more dental implants will add stability to your bridge and prevent bone loss.
Contact Us to Learn More
It’s never too late for good oral health. Give us a call and our friendly and experienced team will help you get your smile back on track.