Dr. Brawley T. Marze Jr. offers single- and multi-tooth prosthodontics to repair a weakened or gapped smile so that you can continue to enjoy a high quality of life. Depending on your specific dental needs, our dentist may recommend a dental crown or bridge to make repairs.
A dental crown covers a damaged or worn-down tooth to strengthen the structure and restore it to full function. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped and can look just like a natural tooth if made from porcelain or ceramic material. Other material options include stainless steel, gold, silver, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our dentist will recommend the material that best meets your needs, but the final decision is up to you.
Dental bridges span the gaps left by tooth loss to restore full function to your smile and prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Options for dental bridges include:
- Traditional: A minimum of 3 dental crowns are fused together, with the end crowns designed to cap the surrounding teeth. This bridge is typically made of ceramic or porcelain.
- Cantilever: When the space is relatively small, a cantilever bridge is used to provide support on only one end of your smile.
- Maryland bonded: This bridge bonds front teeth by using plastic “wings” that attach to the surrounding teeth. It preserves more of the natural tooth than other bridges.
- Implant supported: Dental implants are placed to provide a permanent fixture for the dental bridge. This bridge is typically recommended to replace 2 or more missing teeth.
For more information about dental crowns and bridges in Sherman, Texas, please feel free to contact Marze Dental at 903-892-4531 and schedule a consultation.