An incomplete smile may cause you to avoid social situations or alter your diet. Missing or broken teeth can also cause remaining teeth to shift out of place, resulting in headaches and bite problems. Drs. Ruocco will determine what the best replacement options are for your specific need. A crown, bridge, or dental implant may be options for you.
Typically, a bridge includes two crowns, attached on either side of the gap, that support the replacement tooth.
However, we can also use a bridge to replace multiple teeth that are adjacent to one another.
Dr. Ruocco uses the latest materials, and in many cases, recommendsall-porcelain bridges for a completely natural-looking effect. Today’s crowns and bridges are made with extreme attention to detail. Dr. Ruocco precisely matches the color of surrounding teeth, and chooses materials known for their strength and beauty. The semi-translucent porcelains used to craft custom crowns and bridges reflect light like natural tooth enamel, giving your smile back its brilliance. When you receive a crown and/or bridge from Dr. Ruocco, you’re not only receiving a replacement tooth, but a smile makeover, as well. We can even make teeth look better, straighter, and brighter, than they did before you lost them.
While traditional crowns and bridges are anchored by healthy teeth, Dr. Ruocco also offers implant-supported crowns and bridges. With these crowns and bridges, a dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone, providing an anchor for one or more teeth. The implant stimulates the jawbone, preventing deterioration, and eliminates the need for healthy teeth to be crowned.
Missing a tooth? Call Ruocco Dental of Waxhaw, NC for your appointment. After an exam, Dr. Ruocco will explain the best option for you.