Brighter Smiles For Life
Frank Chow DDS
Crown & Bridge
A crown is a permanent covering that is placed over a damaged tooth to hold it together and prevent futher damage from occurring. Crowns are made of a variety of substances, typically porcelain, gold, acrylic or resin. Porcelain crowns have the most natural apperance, but are often less durable. Make sure to brush well and floss below the gum line, to ensure your crown will be in place for years to come.
To remedy consequences that can arise from missing teeth,
Dr. Chow recommends dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements and have revolutionized dentistry since their introduction. Now, lost teeth can be replaced without the need for a denture or bridge. Dental implants give the look of a nature tooth and will remain in place for a lifetime.
A root canal is doen when a tooth is badly decayed or infected. If not treated, tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. This procedure extracts pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and seals it with a strengthening filler.
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdon teeth permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.