Restorative dental treatments like crowns and bridges are one of the most important services we offer. Teeth that are missing or damaged by decay are unhealthy and unattractive—and also get in the way of enjoying your life. Even the most basic actions like speaking and eating can be a challenge.
Our goal is to provide you with high quality dental care that takes all your unique needs into account. Dr. Joel R. Koch has extensive experience creating durable and natural-looking restorations. This gives him the expertise to create crowns and bridges that restore function, blend perfectly with your smile, and last for years.
Dental crowns are a widely used restoration placed over a weakened tooth to strengthen and protect it from further damage. Well-made dental crowns also restore your ability to speak and chew normally.
Here are a few cases where a dental crown may be the most appropriate treatment:
Since crowns are designed to completely surround a natural tooth, they are also an excellent choice for addressing certain cosmetic flaws, like hiding a tooth that is severely discolored and cannot be whitened.
There are several materials that can be used to create dental crowns, including gold, porcelain on metal, and all porcelain, which is the most popular. All our restorations are fabricated at our on-site dental lab. This allows us to work closely with our ceramicist to ensure that you are thrilled with the final outcome!
A missing tooth is unattractive and makes chewing and speaking difficult, but a bridge allows you to eat and speak easily and enhances your appearance.
The addition of a dental bridge is also good for your oral health. When a tooth is lost, surrounding teeth tend to gradually shift into the gap. This movement can lead to tooth misalignment and can eventually lead to problems like teeth grinding and even painful joint dysfunctions.
Dr. Koch has placed many dental bridges to accomplish the following:
A well-made bridge is attached to neighboring teeth with dental crowns and is very stable. We can also talk to you about the possibility of adding a dental implant for the greatest stability possible.
You don’t need to live with teeth that are uncomfortable and diminish your confidence. Please call our West Chester dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Koch to learn about all your options for restoring your beautiful smile.