Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Smile of the Woodlands

Serge Kupetz, DDS

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, & Dental Implants Specialist located in Panther Creek, The Woodlands, TX

If you have discolored, damaged, or misshapen teeth and want to improve the look and function of your smile, then crowns and bridges with Serge Kupetz, DDS, may be right for you. At Smile of the Woodlands, located in The Woodlands, Texas, Dr. Kupetz can protect your teeth and bridge the gap between missing teeth with porcelain crowns and bridges. To schedule a consultation, reach out to Smile of the Woodlands online or over the phone today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns?

Dental crowns, sometimes called dental caps, are small porcelain caps that cover damaged, misshapen, or discolored teeth. 

Dental crowns aren’t merely cosmetic. Rather, they also offer protection to weak and vulnerable teeth, particularly to those in danger of breaking or susceptible to infection. Dental crowns can also attach to dental implants and protect dental fillings.

Dental crowns are permanent. To keep them in place, Dr. Kupetz bonds them to your teeth.

What are bridges?

Often used in conjunction with crowns, dental bridges are artificial teeth that fill the gap between missing teeth.

Bridges correct a variety of dental and oral problems associated with missing teeth, like:

  • The inability to chew properly
  • Trouble with speech and pronunciation
  • The shifting of your remaining teeth
  • Bad bites

Bridges also help maintain the shape of your face.

Bridges can be fixed or removable, and Smile of the Woodlands may adhere them to dental implants, existing teeth, crowns, or a combination of these. 

What types of bridges are available to me?

Smile of the Woodlands offers three types of bridges:

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges can attach to surrounding crowns or to dental implants. To hold them in place, Dr. Kupetz bonds them with a special dental cement.

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges bond to a crown on one side of the prosthetic tooth. 

Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges feature a porcelain or metal framework bonded to the back of supporting teeth. The framework provides stabilization.

What materials are crowns and bridges made from?

Crowns and bridges are typically available in a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and porcelain fused to metal.

At Smile of the Woodlands, Dr. Kupetz most often recommends the use of porcelain crowns and bridges. Dr. Kupetz prefers porcelain for its many advantages, including the fact that the practice can match them in shape, size, and color to your surrounding teeth.

Porcelain crowns create and restore beautiful, natural-looking smiles. For back teeth that face more heavy biting and chewing, gold or porcelain fused to metal crowns and bridges may serve you better.

If your smile has been compromised by discolored, broken, weak, vulnerable, or otherwise damaged teeth, take action. To learn if crowns and bridges are right for you, reach out to Smile of the Woodlands online or over the phone today.