Dental Crowns & Bridges
Turn to Prosthodontist Dr. Michael Ryan for Total Crown & Bridge Care
When we say that Dr. Michael Ryan is a prosthodontist, what does that mean for your dental care? A prosthodontist is a specialist who continued his education after completing his doctoral program to learn more about repairing and replacing teeth with dental prosthetics. They’re especially adept at the design and placement of crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Because Dr. Ryan has this training, he can provide you with spectacular crown and bridge results, as well as a variety of other rehabilitative treatments. When you visit Ryan Dental Group in Allen, Texas for treatments like crown and bridge, you’re visiting an actual specialist in these types of treatments, and that means great things for your smile.
There are a variety of dental health problems that can call for the placement of a dental crown. Sometimes, a cavity may grow to the point that a filling just won’t fix the problem. When this happens, we’ll cap your tooth with a porcelain crown to make your restorative dentistry results strong and natural in appearance. Crowns will also be used to repair cracked or fractured teeth. A small fracture can form in the tooth enamel, and this can cause an increase in tooth sensitivity and pain. Crowns can also be used after root canal therapy or to anchor a fixed bridge into place.
The process of being fit for a crown at our Allen, Texas dental office will involve at least two visits. The initial appointment includes preparing your tooth or teeth and taking impressions. What do we mean when we say “preparing” your teeth? In order for there to be enough room for the crown, we need to shave down some of the enamel, leaving a smaller tooth that can then be capped by your crown. We’ll use the impressions of these prepared teeth to design and create your custom porcelain crowns. Ryan Dental Group trusts only top quality dental labs for proven results.
When the crown is complete, you return, and we bond it permanently to your tooth. Your smile has then been restored to full function and an attractive appearance.
A dental bridge is a non-removable dental prosthetic for replacing teeth. Held in place by crowns affixed to remaining teeth, fixed bridges can restore a single tooth or several teeth in a row as long as there are healthy teeth remaining that can act as anchors. A bridge can also be held in place with dental implants for even greater stability. Again, Dr. Ryan brings his advanced training as a prosthodontist to the table every time he fits a patient for a bridge, and this makes a world of difference in the results.
If you’re missing teeth, experiencing tooth pain, or you know that you may have serious damage that needs treatment, make an appointment with Ryan Dental Group to discuss crowns, bridges, and other possible solutions. We’re available to Allen, Plano, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, and surrounding North Texas communities, offering experience and specialized training to help you smile with great health and confidence for your entire life! Contact us for an appointment!