Crowns and Bridges in Portland
Do You Have a Broken or Missing Tooth?
An unexpected dental condition can feel stressful, especially if you do not have a regular dentist. At Roots Dental, we are here to help you smile confidently again!
We welcome new patients and provide reliable solutions to restore the comfort and health of your smile.
Dental Crowns Repair Broken Teeth
Teeth are tough and can typically withstand regular force from day-to-day use. If, however, the structure of your tooth becomes compromised from grinding, biting into something hard, or decay, it may break unexpectedly.
A broken tooth may not always hurt, depending on how close the fracture is to your nerve. Even if you do not experience tooth pain, a broken tooth requires immediate attention because an unprotected, fractured tooth is more susceptible to infection, decay, and further damage.
To provide the most reliable protection and prolong the life of your tooth, we will likely recommend a dental crown. A dental crown is a restoration that covers your entire tooth structure from your gumline to the chewing surface. Because it covers your whole tooth, a crown provides the highest level of protection.
Dental crowns come in gold, porcelain fused to metal, and all-porcelain options. Either Dr. Seth Huish or Dr. Ian Dickinson will be happy to discuss which material will work best for your needs and discuss your personal preference.
Why Do I Need a Crown Instead of a Filling?
A filling seals your tooth after removing decay but does not add stability to protect your tooth – especially when repairing molars, which absorb the most force while eating. Our goal is to protect the health and comfort of your smile.
We will always share all your options with you so you can make an educated choice when it comes to your dentistry.
Bridging the Gap in Your Smile
Removing a troubled tooth is never ideal, but sometimes it's necessary. Fortunately, you do not have to live with a gap in your smile. We offer a number of tooth-replacement options at our Portland dental office.
Many patients opt for a dental bridge. A bridge literally bridges the gap in your smile by using two healthy adjacent teeth to anchor an artificial tooth in place. We create highly esthetic dental bridges that blend in with your natural teeth, giving your smile a seamless appearance.
Bridges also keep your remaining teeth from shifting after tooth loss, helping to maintain the integrity of your bite.
If You Break Your Tooth or Experience Tooth Pain, Contact Us!
Our dental office is located in the Powell Park area and has extended hours for the convenience of our community. We welcome new patients of all ages and provide high-quality, gentle dentistry.
If you are anxious about your treatment, you are not alone! We offer sedation dentistry to allow you to a have stress-free appointment. Call us at (503) 878-8702 and we can fix your cracked teeth!