Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the skill of the practitioner makes a significant difference in every outcome. Dr. Pollard focuses on utilizing the best techniques for comprehensive care, returning even the most damaged mouths to full health.
Sometimes, teeth undergo significant damage due to cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or even normal functioning. If root canal therapy is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be left especially fragile. Many situations can leave teeth at risk of loss if treatment is bypassed. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic a natural tooth. Not only are most capped teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they’re also extremely secure and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space. In fact, when missing teeth are part of the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.