If you have a tooth that is discolored, badly shaped, weak or broken, a crown can be used to cover and restore it to its normal shape and size. Dr. Shawn Walls can install a crown to cover a dental implant, a large filling or to attach a bridge.
Missing one or more teeth will have a negative effect on your appearance and your chewing and speaking abilities. Dr. Shawn Walls can correct this problem through the use of a bridge, which will help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate the stress in your bite. Bridges can be fabricated from various materials including gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these. Depending on the degree of support from the surrounding teeth, Dr. Shawn Walls can recommend the type of bridge that is right for you. One type of bridge can be bonded onto other teeth; this bridge is called a fixed partial denture, which can only be removed by our dental office. Or you could be an ideal candidate for a removable bridge, which can be removed by the patient. Finally, if Dr. Shawn Walls recommends an implant bridge for you, artificial teeth will be attached directly to your jaw or under the gum tissue.
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