Crowns and Bridges

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Dental crowns and bridges do more than just bring back your beautiful smile. A crown restores the normal size, shape and function of the tooth and is generally used when:

  • A tooth has weakened due to decay
  • A tooth has broken or is severely worn down
  • A tooth has a very large filling
  • A tooth is severely discolored or misshapen
  • A dental crown is also used to cover a dental implant

Most crowns are made from porcelain, gold or porcelain-fused to metal. Porcelain is more appealing as it can be made to look just like your natural teeth; however, gold is more durable which is why it’s recommended for the back teeth.

A bridge, on the other hand, is comprised of two or more crowns on either side of the gap caused by missing tooth/teeth. The crowns in this instance serve as anchoring teeth, and a prosthetic tooth/teeth are placed in between.

Dental bridges offer the following benefits:

  • Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting
  • Durable
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Prevent the face from sagging/becoming hollow
  • Bring back your smile

With the right treatment, a damaged or missing tooth doesn’t have to impact your smile or your oral health. Dental crowns and bridges offer a number of advantages, so if your dentist recommends it, it’s definitely an excellent option.

 

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