Losing teeth as an adult can compromise your bite and place limitations on your diet. Thanks to dental crowns and bridges, people with missing or severely damaged or decayed teeth have a chance to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
A dental crown is a tooth covering that’s usually made from ceramic or porcelain and is specially designed to match the color and shape of your other teeth. However, some patients prefer to get crowns made from other materials such as gold alloys. The crown acts as a cap that completely covers the weak tooth to restore its functionality, prevent further damage, and improve its strength.
If the root of a broken or cracked tooth is still intact, the dentist may recommend the placement of a dental crown. A dental crown can also be a suitable option for someone who has badly decayed teeth.
A dental bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth designed to fill the space where one or several teeth are missing. It joins an artificial tooth to your adjacent teeth. A fixed dental bridge can also be seated on implants. Aside from restoring your bite, a dental bridge also helps maintain your face’s natural shape and keeps the anchor teeth aligned so they won’t shift over time.
Dental bridges are perfect for patients who are missing one or multiple consecutive teeth. They also have to be generally healthy with good gum health. Moreover, the ideal candidates for implant-supported bridges are those who have good oral and overall health.
At Seaside Dentistry, we’re focused on providing the highest quality of dentistry for all of your oral health needs. Our dentist is ready to assess your current dental health and recommend the best treatment that addresses your unique situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!