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By MARK LUKIN
October 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Smile problems? With options like dental crowns and bridges, your Sugar Land, TX dentist can take your smile from being so-so to simply restorative dentistrybeautiful. Dr. Stephen Lukin and Dr. Mark Lukin at Lukin Family Dentistry offer a complete range of dental services. Keep reading to find out what dental crowns and bridges can do for your smile.

Crowns Overview

Dental crowns are "caps" that are placed over damaged or weak teeth to improve their size, shape, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns can be made of ceramic, resin, metal, or porcelain fused to metal. Dental crowns are cemented onto teeth, and can only be removed by a dental professional. 

Benefits of Crowns

Crowns are used to treat teeth that have decayed or broken so much that they cannot be fixed with fillings. Your dentists in Sugar Land sometimes use dental crowns after root canal therapy to seal the tooth and prevent it from breaking. Crowns are also used to improve how teeth look. They can instantly correct misshapen teeth, tooth discoloration, cracks, chips, fractures, and more. 

Bridges Overview

Millions of people suffer tooth loss, mostly due to decay, periodontal disease, or injuries. A bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing dental crowns on the teeth on both sides of the gap, and attaching fabricated teeth to them. Bridges can only be removed by a dentist because they are attached to the mouth.

Benefits of Bridges

A bridge can restore your smile and improve your appearance. Bridges look great and match real teeth exceptionally well. If you have missing teeth, you may find it difficult to eat certain foods. Dental bridges will restore your ability to chew food. A bridge can also prevent your existing teeth from drifting out of place.

If you need a dental restoration why wait? Start your journey today! Call Lukin Family Dentistry at 281-265-9000 now to schedule a dental appointment in Sugar Land, TX. Remember, a better life starts with a better-looking smile.