Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers
Restorative dentistry allows us to repair and strengthen teeth when they sustain damage from trauma, decay, or because of a dental extraction. Protecting your natural teeth whenever possible is important, so that you can enjoy a diet that includes all the foods you love and smile with confidence.
Each type of dental restoration has a specific purpose. Dr. Rowberry or Dr. Vergien will discuss your dental condition along with all of your treatment options, so you can make a great decision regarding your smile.
Protective Dental Crowns
In cases of small cavities, a filling may be enough to protect your tooth. If you fracture a tooth or you have a significant amount of decay, we may recommend a dental crown for additional support. Anytime the structure of your tooth is compromised, it is at a higher risk for splitting or breaking, which typically requires an extraction. Crowns can help prevent this condition and extend the life of your tooth.
A crown, or cap, covers your exposed tooth structure from the gumline to the chewing surface. Your crown will absorb some of the stress and force from chewing, protecting your damaged tooth structure underneath.
At Gallup Dental Group, we offer both porcelain and gold dental crowns. The type of crown that will work best for you depends on the location of your damaged tooth, if you clench or grind your teeth, and your personal preference. We will happily discuss your options with you.
Bridging the Gap in Your Smile
Having a gap in your smile may make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Did you know that it could also allow your remaining teeth to shift, creating a misaligned bite and bone loss? A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile and acts as a space holder for your missing tooth, preventing shifting.
Dental bridges consists of two crowns on healthy, adjacent teeth that secure an artificial tooth in place. We use durable and esthetic porcelain for our bridges, so that it matches your smile.
Beautiful Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can repair a worn smile or provide the opportunity for you to have a completely new look. A veneer is a thin porcelain restoration that completely covers the front of your tooth. Porcelain looks natural and comes in custom shades, so the results will never look fake.
We can use one veneer or multiple veneers, depending on your needs. They provide a solution to cosmetic concerns such as:
- Deep stains
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Mild misalignment
- Discoloration from medication
Contact Gallup Dental Group Today!
Our friendly team is looking forward to meeting you. We welcome our neighbors from the nearby Navajo Nation as well as the Gallup community, and will help you achieve your best smile with high-quality dental care.