When you lose or damage a tooth, there’s no need to worry. Our talented team of dentists and hygienists can help restore your smile, using dental crowns and bridges. They are easy to place and will be made to look like your natural teeth, so there shouldn’t be any obvious dental work.
Depending on your individual circumstances, you may qualify for a dental crown or a dental bridge. Both dental prosthetics can help you have a full, functional smile again. Your dentist will consult with you during your appointment, giving you the full details of each procedure.
What are Dental Crowns Used For?
A dental crown can be used for a variety of purposes. It is often used to cover and protect a decaying tooth. Typically, after a root canal, your dentist will place a dental crown over the affected tooth to shield it from further damage. A dental crown can also be used in conjunction with dental implants, filling in the gap of your smile left behind by a missing tooth.
What is a Dental Crown Made Of?
Most dental crowns are made from porcelain. Porcelain is a popular choice amongst patients as it looks more realistic. Your dentist can shape and color your crown to match your natural teeth, so that the aesthetic of your smile is seemingly flawless. Dental crowns can also be made from gold. Another possibility is porcelain-fused-to-metal. These types of crowns have a porcelain exterior and a zirconia interior, making it strong, robust, and attractive.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A row of crowns can be made to create a bridge. A bridge is a dental prosthetic that is ideal for patients who are missing multiple teeth in a row. With a dental bridge, the teeth surrounding the affected area will be specially prepared in order to hold the bridge in place. Your dentist will go into further detail concerning your dental bridge procedure.
At Southwest Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics with Adult Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping our patients transform their smiles. Call today to schedule your appointment!
Not finding what you are looking for? Check out our other services!