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At Thomas R. Lambert DMD, we offer dental crowns, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, and more to help restore your teeth and your smile to its healthy, beautiful state.

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Bethlehem

How Dental Crowns Protect Weak Or Damaged Teeth

For some people, damaged or decayed teeth are a serious problem. They cause discomfort and even interfere with eating and talking. If left untreated, they can lead to great pain, infection and deterioration of the healthy, nearby teeth.

In the past, dentists used metal fillings to fill cavities in your teeth. Metal fillings can actually do more damage to your teeth. The more you chew down on a filling, the more it puts wedging pressure on the healthy parts of that tooth, potentially causing deep fractures that can result in loss of tooth when it splits in half. Dental crowns or caps fully cover the existing tooth. They are made to order for your mouth, ensuring not only a perfect fit and bite but one that matches the natural color of your teeth. And the crown returns your tooth to its original color, feel, and strength. Crowns are perfect to cover and strengthen large fillings. Once any decay is cleaned out, the crown completely covers the affected area to halt any further decay or damage.

We offer a variety of materials so you have a full range of affordable restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry options. Full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, and zirconia crowns each have their specific benefits. And because dental crowns cover the tooth, they offer increased strength and protection for the whole tooth. Instead of just repairing one small part, a dental crown repairs and protects the whole thing.

How Inlays And Onlays Repair Decay Better Than Fillings

Fillings have their place in modern dentistry, but more often than not, technology has provided a better alternative. If the damage to your tooth is small enough that a dental crown isn’t required but too large for a filling, inlays and onlays can provide the quick, accurate care you need. Inlays and onlays are used when there is significant damage to only a part of the tooth.

While a dental crown requires the entire tooth to be trimmed, an inlay or onlay allows you to keep the healthy portion of your tooth while restoring the damage that is too large for a filling. Inlays are used to repair the biting surface of the tooth by filling in any cracks or deeper crevices. Onlays can repair the biting surface as well but can be used on the cusps and sides of a tooth. Both inlays and onlays are made from ultra-thin but strong porcelain color-matched to your existing teeth.

How Bridges Replace Missing Teeth

No one wants to smile and see a hole where a tooth should be. Missing teeth is more than a cosmetic issue, though. Food can get stuck along the gumline of the teeth next to the gap, leading to more decay and gum disease. Missing teeth can also cause your remaining teeth to shift into the empty space, which can lead to misalignment and pain in your jaw. Dental Bridges are similar to dental crowns, but instead of covering over an existing tooth, they fill in the gap left behind by a missing tooth. A replacement tooth is crafted then placed in the space left by the missing tooth. It is secured by fixed caps on either side adjacent teeth. By completely filling in the space left by the missing tooth, a dental bridge makes your smile look natural while protecting the rest of your teeth. Unlike dental implants, dental bridges are a nonsurgical tooth replacement option.

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Melissa W.

Dr. Lambert has been our family dentist for over 20 years. He is always professional, and he has gone out of his way for us when we’ve had emergencies. Carol Lee, the hygienist, is top notch, as is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend this dentist.

Kate A.

Dr. Lambert…..I just wanted to thank you for everything and tell you how much I enjoy coming to your office. Rare indeed is the experience of someone “enjoying” going to the dentist. Because you have done such an incredible job of staffing your business with people who create such an enjoyable, pleasant, comfortable yet professional environment, I enjoyed my experience.

Tricia W.

I am so impressed with Dr. Lambert and his staff that my whole family are now patients of his. I tell everyone I know that if they want a dentist that makes them feel at ease and possibly even enjoy dental visits, my dentist office is the one to see. Honestly, I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t met these wonderful people that have taken such great care of me.
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