Porcelain Crowns and Bridges in Harleysville
Our goal is to bring you treatments that restore health, beauty, and function to your smile. Dental restorations like aesthetic crowns and bridges are essential for repairing teeth that have been affected by decay or other damage.
We believe that cosmetic and restorative treatments should enhance your oral health and improve your appearance. Our innovative solutions will optimize your dental health and leave you with a smile that you love.
We understand that having a crown or bridge placed is an investment in time and money on your part, and you should be thrilled with the results. Dr. McMaugh is an expert at crafting durable dental restorations that improve your oral health, feel great, and look just like your natural teeth.
All-Porcelain Dental Crowns
A dental crown, also referred to as a dental cap, is used to restore and protect teeth whose structure has been compromised by decay, disease, or dental trauma. The crown encases the tooth to add strength and improve the overall function and aesthetics of the tooth.
Here are some situations where we may recommend placement of a dental crown:
- Repairing teeth with cracks or other damage
- Filling a large tooth cavity or following root canal therapy
- Restoring a dental implant
- Concealing severely stained or discolored teeth
- Building up poorly shaped or misaligned teeth
- Replacing an existing crown that is worn, broken, or unsightly
There are a number of materials that can be used to create a crown. In most cases, we choose porcelain because it is durable and can be shaded to closely match existing tooth structure. We use dental lasers to gently reshape the gum line around your new crown for a perfect, natural-looking fit. The result is a restoration that is functional, durable, and enhances your beautiful smile.
Losing a tooth does more than create an aesthetic problem. You may find that chewing is more difficult and speaking clearly is a challenge. Over time, you will also notice that your appearance is altered as your face takes on a sunken appearance.
If you have missing teeth, we can recommend a number of treatments based on your needs. In many cases, a dental bridge (also referred to as a fixed bridge when it’s cemented in place) may be the best choice for you.
Bridges are a dental restoration designed to fill the gap left by a lost tooth. We stabilize the bridge by attaching it to neighboring teeth with dental crowns. Dr. McMaugh may also recommend the placement of a dental implant to further support the bridge.
A dental bridge serves multiple purposes:
- Restores your ability to chew and speak normally
- Acts as a placeholder to prevent shifting of surrounding teeth
- Restores and beautifies your smile
Comfortable, Personalized Care
Our team builds strong relationships with each of our patients by listening closely to understand your needs and goals. Together we will choose the treatment that is right for your long-term dental health and well-being.
At our Harleysville dental office, our team goes beyond the basics to provide you with the latest in aesthetic restorative dentistry. More than that, our team works hard to make sure that you have the most positive dental experience possible.
Please contact us to learn more about our restorative and cosmetic dental treatments.
Dr. McMaugh has been my DDS since 1988, almost 30 yrs. I would never think of using anyone else. He is outstanding and really tries for perfection. He has done ... Read more