If you want a permanent solution to damaged, decayed or unsightly teeth that do not need removal, Dental Crowns may be the solution. Crowns can help restore your smile and repair the structure & function of any damaged tooth. Crowns provide:
The purpose of a crown is to act like a protective cap for the damaged tooth. They fully cover the damaged portion of a tooth which lies at or above the gum line. Not to be confused with composite resin fillings, inlays and onlays that only fill in or cover over just a portion of a tooth, dental crowns encase the entire visible part of a tooth. They effectively become the tooth’s new outer surface.
When a tooth is lost or removed, it can cause more than just an unsightly gap. A missing tooth will cause bone loss of the jaw, additional strain on the adjacent teeth and can affect your speech and ability to chew correctly. Dental bridges are an option for fixing missing teeth and preventing these harmful side effects.
Dental bridges are an effective way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a “bridge” between adjacent teeth. They are typically made from ceramic or a ceramic alloy combination to ensure that they are strong and durable.
Ultimately, for replacing a missing tooth, bridges are a close second to implants in quality and longevity. If the conditions are met, implants will always be the better option. Nevertheless, bridges can give your smile a boost with the appearance of full, healthy teeth and also allow you to get back to eating and speaking normally with added confidence.