Dental Crowns & Bridges
When your tooth sustains damage, you need a dental restoration to protect it. At Alliance Dental, we use the highest quality restorative materials and techniques in order to deliver the best results. Dr. Spaska Malaric is experienced and highly skilled in all types of dental restoration procedures. She provides comfortable treatment in a caring and compassionate setting.
When you come to our Fort Myers dental office for dental treatment, you can count on receiving the very best. We never cut corners with our patients and approach treatment with your health and comfort in mind.
Protective Porcelain Crowns
If your tooth is damaged, resulting in a crack or a chip, or if your tooth has become weakened from deep decay, you may benefit from a porcelain crown to repair and stabilize your tooth. When a substantial part of your tooth structure sustains damage or breaks off, it destabilizes your tooth and puts you at risk for tooth loss.
Dental crowns fit over your natural tooth structure and provide support when chewing. Since your jaws exert an enormous amount of pressure, having a dental crown to protect your tooth can prevent it from breaking and splitting, which can cause pain and even require an extraction.
Dental Crown Procedures
In order to place a dental crown on your tooth, Dr. Spaska Malaric will need to make room for the restoration. She will make sure you are completely numb for your procedure so that you don't feel a thing. Comfort is a top priority to us! She will remove any damaged or decayed tooth structure and prepare the surface of your tooth to hold your crown.
Once Dr. Malaric prepares your tooth, she will make a temporary crown to protect it while our trusted dental lab creates your permanent crown. Each dental crown is a small work of art and will match your existing teeth so that your smile remains natural and seamless in its appearance.
Once we receive your permanent crown, Dr. Malaric will adhere it to your tooth structure, creating a tight seal that keeps out food and bacteria. Your crown will absorb some of the force from chewing and protect your nerve.
With proper care, your dental restoration could last many years and prolong the life of your tooth. Regular dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and diligent home care are good for your oral health and your dentistry.
What if I Grind My Teeth?
Did you know that many broken teeth are caused by teeth grinding, which is also known as bruxism? You might not even be conscious of doing it!
Bruxism puts your teeth at risk because the force of your jaws is so great. Dr. Malaric can examine your teeth and determine if you are grinding by looking for common wear marks and bite lines inside your cheeks. If you do have a bruxing habit, you might benefit from a protective nightguard, especially if you have invested in dental restorations.
Do You Have a Broken or Damaged Tooth?
Call Alliance Dental today at 239-939-2433 and schedule an evaluation with our experienced and gentle dentist. She will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your dental health.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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