Crowns and Bridges in Apex, NC
Dr. Cordes focuses on prevention to help you avoid many dental issues; however, most patients will need a tooth repaired during their lifetime, and some may even need a tooth replaced.
Dental crowns and bridges are excellent options in these types of situations, and Dr. Cordes combines both his skill and artistry to deliver restorations that you can rely on for longevity, with esthetics you’ll be proud to share with the world.
The cost of not restoring a damaged or missing tooth is high. A damaged tooth could lead to infection, which can negatively affect your other healthy teeth and jawbone. A missing tooth is a downward spiral for more tooth loss because your jawbone will begin to deteriorate and your remaining teeth will start to shift. Dr. Cordes can work with you to determine the best treatment for your needs.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
When trauma or decay damages your tooth beyond what a dental filling can repair, Dr. Cordes may recommend a crown for you. A crown is made of high quality porcelain, and it protects your natural root because it is designed to fit right over your entire tooth structure. It is crafted to match the rest of your teeth in size and shade so that it blends seamlessly with your smile.
A crown also provides the same function you had with your natural tooth. This means that daily tasks like brushing and flossing, and even eating and chewing are done with ease.
Why Would I Need a Dental Bridge?
Patients missing one or more adjacent teeth can benefit from a dental bridge. A bridge utilizes crowns that attach to your healthy remaining teeth with customized prosthetic teeth that fill the empty space. Dr. Cordes designs your bridge to not only complement your smile, but also restore function to your teeth.
Keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy with a consistent home care routine is the key to the longevity of your bridge. Combining this with regular checkups with Dr. Cordes will ensure that your bridge lasts for many years.
Dental implants can also support a crown or bridge for patients missing one or more teeth. Implants are a reliable treatment, and they offer great longevity as they can potentially last a lifetime with the right care.
If you have a tooth that needs repair, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for a crown, bridge, or implant. With many years of experience in restoring patients smiles and oral health, Dr. Cordes will be able to recommend the right treatment for your needs.
Contact our office to learn more!