The Building Blocks of a Renewed Smile
Over the years, natural wear and tear, decay, and even accidents can leave someone’s teeth looking and feeling far from their best. When someone’s smile needs a little TLC, Dr. Nastassia Ulasik is ready to offer the restorative care that Plano needs. Combining the latest technology, most advanced materials, and her artistic touch, she can seamlessly repair and replace teeth in a way that makes a person’s dental problems look like they never existed. In many cases, she can accomplish this using custom-made dental crowns and bridges.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown gets its name from the fact that it literally sits on top of a natural tooth like a crown. It is a tooth-shaped restoration, and with it, Dr. Ulasik can bring back a damaged tooth’s original shape, size, and appearance so that it functions properly in the smile again. She can use a crown to:
- Repair a large cavity
- Replace portions of a broken tooth
- Hold a weakened tooth together
- Cosmetically enhance a misshapen or undersized tooth
- Even out the teeth to restore balance to the bite
- Top a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, but at Independence Dental, Dr. Ulasik prefers to use 100% zirconia crowns because they offer the most lifelike appearance.
What is a Dental Bridge?
While crowns are intended to fix teeth that are still present in the gum line, bridges can fill in the gaps left by one or more missing teeth in a row. They work like this: two crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the missing ones, and these are used to support prosthetic teeth that fill in the gap. With a well-made bridge, Dr. Ulasik can restore the smile’s appearance and function at the same time. Plus, bridges help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting into the open space (which happens often after tooth loss).
Bring Your Smile Back
No matter which restoration you might need, you can trust that if you visit Independence Dental, you’ll walk out of our office with a smile you’ll be eager to show off. To learn more about our restorative options or schedule an appointment, contact us today.