In order to stay health and functional teeth must be in good working order, meaning that they must be free of decay, large cavities, cracks, chips or holes. If any of these imperfections are present the tooth needs to be restored or it is in danger of being lost, often in a painful manner. Our Parma OH dentist at Biddulph Family Dental has many different techniques to restore these teeth to their full beauty and functionality. Our offices are equipped with the latest dental equipment and technology that allows Dr. Nassif and our entire staff to restore or replace any tooth.
There are many different techniques that our Parma OH dentist can use to restore teeth depending on the initial problem with the tooth and how far the problem has advanced. One way that our practice restores teeth is through the use of dental crowns. A crown is a shell of generally a porcelain material over a metal frame that is placed around the whole top of the tooth. Our doctor uses a crown when the tooth has a large chip or is broken, has had a large cavity drilled and filled, has undergone an endodontic treatment or as the topping for a dental implant replacement tooth. The crown is fabricated in a lab from an impression of your teeth that our doctor makes. Our doctor removes some of the tooth’s original material from all around the tooth in order to allow the crown to fit over the tooth and still look natural. The crown becomes the new chewing surface for the tooth and protects the tooth from further decay. When placed permanently in the mouth the crown looks, feels and functions exactly like the original tooth.
When a tooth is lost our Parma OH dentist will replace it and often the replacement that is chosen is a bridge. A bridge suspends an artificial tooth or teeth between two adjacent natural teeth by making the ends of the bridge be crowns on those adjacent teeth. In most cases the bridges are permanently fixed to those supporting teeth via the crowns but there are also removable bridges. As with single crowns the teeth in a bridge look, feel and function just as the natural teeth did. Come into our office and have our doctor examine your mouth to see if a restoration or replacement of teeth is necessary.