Crowns & Bridges in West Chester OH
Restorative dentistry like esthetic crowns and bridges are some of the most important services we offer. Missing teeth or teeth that have been damaged by trauma or decay aren't just unattractive and unhealthy – they also have an impact on your quality of life. For instance, it's hard to go out and socialize with friends when even basic actions like eating and speaking 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.
How We Use Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to restore the form and function of a tooth that's been weakened by damage. You can think of a crown as a helmet for your teeth to protect it from further damage. Here are a few cases where a dental crown may be the most appropriate treatment:
- Support and protection for a tooth after root canal treatment
- Restoration of dental implants
- Reinforcement for a tooth weakened by teeth grinding
- Protection for a broken tooth that can’t be fixed with dental bonding
The fact that a crown surrounds a natural tooth, we can also use them to address certain cosmetic flaws such as concealing a severely discolored tooth that is resistant to professional whitening treatments.
At Joel R. Koch DDS, we offer several different materials to customize a dental crown that fits your unique needs. We can choose all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Our patients typically prefer all-porcelain crowns because they blend seamlessly with your smile. 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 outcome!
Missing teeth are unattractive and can affect your ability to speak and chew comfortably. We use fixed bridges to fill the space left by a missing tooth to restore your ability to enjoy life again.
The addition of a dental bridge is also good for your oral health. As soon as a tooth is lost, neighboring teeth start to move into the empty space, leading to tooth misalignment and problems like teeth grinding and even painful joint dysfunctions.
Dr. Koch has placed many dental bridges to accomplish the following:
- Allow you to chew and eat normally
- Fill the space left by a missing tooth
- Prevent movement of surrounding teeth
- Provide a permanent alternative to a removable partial denture
A fixed bridge attaches to adjacent teeth with dental crowns, making it very stable. We can also talk to you about the possibility of adding a dental implant for the greatest stability possible.
Convenient Personalized Care
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.