Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative prosthetics designed for those suffering from teeth that may be any of the following:
- Severely decayed
- Otherwise damaged
These devices are made to look and feel like your natural teeth, so they blend seamlessly with your smile.
Crowns either replace a tooth or cap an existing but problematic natural tooth. Crowns may be made of porcelain, metal such as gold, or porcelain that is fused with metal.
They protect and restore the shape and appearance of missing or damaged teeth. They can be anchored to the tooth that needs correction, or they may cap a dental implant.
Bridges do as their name implies — they span the gap left by a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental bridges are anchored on either side to the adjacent teeth, sometimes with the help of crowns.
Like crowns, bridges will look natural in your mouth as if they were your real teeth.
What Are the Advantages?
There are several advantages to both crowns and bridges.
Crowns and bridges restore the appearance of a full, uninterrupted, healthy set of teeth so that you can smile and greet others with confidence.
Protect and Strengthen
When a crown is added to an existing tooth, it protects it from further decay and damage. The tooth and your mouth in general are strengthened by this additional support.
Missing or corrupted teeth can have far-reaching and long-term implications for your dental health at large. Your teeth may move out of alignment with one another, which can cause pain and crooked teeth. They may also affect your bite and open you up to further possible injury or disease.
Missing or misaligned teeth often are responsible for difficulty eating or speaking, which are serious impairments in your daily life and overall health and well-being.
What Should You Do If You Think You Need a Dental Crown or Bridge?
If you have missing or damaged teeth, come in for a consultation at our office. Our staff will examine you and be able to recommend the appropriate procedures to get you back to peak oral health.
How to Care for Crowns and Bridges
Dental prosthetics need care just as ordinary teeth do. You will want to keep up good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing, which will do much to extend the life and functionality of your crown or bridge.
Furthermore, it is important to attend regular dental appointments for cleanings and check-ups. This way, we will be able to monitor any restorations you may have received and make repairs or adjustments as necessary before they become a problem.
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