Crowns
A dental crown is a good treatment option for replacing silver fillings that are worn out or damaged. They can cover cavities, protect weak teeth, and improve the look of your smile. What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-like cap placed onto the surface of a tooth. They are meant to improve look and shape, and also strengthen damaged teeth. Various materials like porcelain and ceramic are used to create a cap that matches the color and appearance of your teeth. Dr. Tina pairs up with a local lab to create the best crowns in the greater Colonia area.

Why do I need a dental crown?

When you have weak or damaged teeth, your entire mouth can become compromised. Not only do crowns fix your teeth and prevent any additional damage or pain, they improve the overall the look and feel of your smile.

What does a dental crown actually do? Protect
Sometimes cavity removals and root canal treatments remove some of your real tooth, leaving it exposed and vulnerable. A weak tooth is more prone to breaking, infections, and cavities. A crown can be used to cover the tooth to strengthen and protect it from further damage. Restore Crowns are a fast and easy way to restore damaged teeth. Whether you want to cover up a silver filling or cavity, crowns restore the look, feel, and overall health of your teeth.
Support with a Bridge

Dental Crowns are an alternative to implants or partial dentures. Crowns can be fastened to a strong and healthy tooth to provide a noninvasive way to support a dental bridge.

Replace: Dental Implant Crown
Crowns can also be implanted to replace a missing or damaged tooth. An artificial root is implanted by an oral surgeon. Once you’ve had time to heal, we take impressions and join the implant abutment and crown to the synthetic root.
Bridges
When you have one or more missing teeth that need to be replaced you may want to consider having a dental bridge placed.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth used to fill a gap in your smile. Dr. Tina will need to evaluate the condition of the existing teeth on either side of the space. She will then prepare the teeth and take an impression and send it to the lab. The lab will fabricate the bridge and Dr. Tina will try it in and cement it after a good fit.
Why do I need a dental bridge?

If you have one or more missing teeth your mouth might not be functioning properly and chewing may be difficult.

Missing teeth can allow other teeth to move into the vacant space. This may cause pain by placing more stress on your jaw joints and teeth and sometimes cause the teeth to fracture due to overuse. These teeth that have moved are now more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay since it is more difficult to properly clean them.

How do I know if I should get a dental bridge?
Consulting a dentist is the best way to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. During your exam Dr. Tina Panchal will take the time to go over all your possible options and answer any questions you have.
How do I take care of a dental bridge?
Regular Checkups
Regular checkups by Dr. Tina and cleanings are crucial to help ensure that you have not developed cavities or gum disease around the bridge.
Oral Hygiene
Proper personal oral hygiene is important to get rid of plaque and bacteria to keep your dental bridge looking good and cavity free. You can use a floss threader to floss under the bridge where the artificial tooth sits on your gums. Flossing and brushing properly around the bridge is imperative to prevent gum disease and cavities under the bridge.