Restore Your Smile With Dental Crown & Bridge Treatment
Getting a dental crown and bridge are effective methods to repair damaged teeth and/or replace missing teeth. Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are fixed to your teeth or mouth. Deciding on whether to use a crown or a bridge as treatment is personal to individual treatment needs.
Dental crowns are a common way to repair damaged teeth. Crowns are recommended by dentists for treatment of decaying teeth, fractured teeth, strengthening weak teeth, fixing tooth alignment, and more. Additionally, crowns can improve the look and shape of a tooth, which provides both functional and aesthetic improvements.
Crowns are frequently used to treat chips in teeth. Any loss to the integrity of a tooth’s enamel can lead to decay and rotting, and further cause damage to other teeth. Patients have many treatment options when it comes to installing crowns. For example, there are different materials used to create a crown, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and acrylic.
Dentists can help you choose the best material for your treatment. Different materials provide different levels of strength, have a different appearance, and will influence the cost of treatment as well.
Bridges are used to replace a tooth or teeth completely. A bridge fills a gap between existing teeth, so instead of being fixed on top of an existing tooth (as crowns are), they are anchored onto the teeth next to the gap. Bridges also may be used when an existing tooth is too badly damaged or decayed to be treated with a crown. In this case, the tooth will be removed and the dentist will place a bridge in the gap.
Dental crown and bridge treatments are highly-effective at ensuring good oral health and come with a wide range of benefits. They are treatments that can last a lifetime if proper oral hygiene and health practices are followed.