Crowns and Bridges in Rocky River, OH
Your jaws are strong and exert a large amount of force. That means that your teeth can really take a beating, even with day-to-day chewing. Sometimes normal use, extensive decay, or accidental trauma to your teeth can cause damage. At our Rocky River, OH dental office, our team understands that damage to your smile can be a stressful experience. We are here to help with solutions to protect your oral health and appearance.
Protective Dental Crowns
When your tooth sustains damage or we remove a significant amount of decay, a filling may not provide enough protection for your tooth. For such cases, Dr. Linda Rak Canepa may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown completely covers your remaining tooth structure from your gum line to the top of your tooth and protects it from the forces of chewing. A dental crown can extend the life of your tooth for decades.
Dr. Canepa will first remove any damaged tooth structure or decay. While the dental lab creates your beautiful, customized dental crown, Dr. Canepa will provide you with a temporary crown that will protect your tooth from damage. Once we receive your permanent crown from our dental lab, Dr. Canepa will make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a proper fit and permanently bond it to your tooth.
With the proper dental care, your crown can provide years of comfortable protection for your damaged tooth. It can prevent sensitivity and seal out bacteria that could cause additional damage.
Custom Dental Bridges
We do our best to protect your natural teeth and prevent tooth loss with outstanding preventive care. Sometimes, however, tooth loss is unavoidable. In those cases, we offer solutions to restore the function and beauty of your smile.
Dental bridges are one of the most popular and effective ways to replace a missing tooth. Traditional dental bridges utilize two healthy adjacent teeth to anchor your replacement. Your two anchor teeth will have specialized crowns with abutments that hold your replacement tooth (called a pontic) in place.
Dr. Canepa will match your custom dental bridge to the shade of your existing smile so that it blends and looks natural. She will also provide you with the special care instructions you will need to keep your bridge healthy. Cleaning, brushing, flossing, and making sure to remove food particles from your bridge will keep you healthy and prolong the life of your bridge.
Call Our Rocky River, OH Dental Office
We understand how important your smile is to you. That is why we create a partnership with our patients so we can provide treatment that supports your health and lifestyle for many years to come. Our friendly and professional dental team is compassionate, highly skilled, and solution oriented.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Having moved around a lot as a kid growing up and as an adult I've seen a number of different dentists over the years. I can say without questions that ... Read more
Everyone is so friendly and helpful at Dr. Canepa's office. The staff is very professional and they really took the time to make me feel comfortable during my recent crown ... Read more