Restore Your Bite
The experience of tooth loss can be detrimental to your confidence and your oral health. When a tooth is lost, other teeth along the gums can begin to shift inward in an attempt to close the remaining gap. Unfortunately, this can change the way your top and bottom rows of teeth meet together.
A sudden difference in bite can lead to many other complex or costly dental problems, including gum disease or teeth grinding. For missing, discolored or cracked teeth, crowns and bridges offer a long-term, natural looking and highly functional solution.
If your tooth is cracked or weakened, or badly discolored, a crown is most likely the right option for you. Crowns are natural looking covers or ‘caps’ for your teeth, providing you with a seamless, beautiful smile.
Crowns make your teeth stronger and restore their purpose: chewing, biting, speaking – even smiling. Crowns are also used to fill large gaps left behind from cavities, and to cover a tooth after a root canal. With a dental crown, you can help prevent future dental issues such as a misaligned bite, gum disease, additional tooth loss and displacement.
A bridge is an excellent tooth replacement option to replace the gap between one or more missing teeth if traditional dentures are not preferred. Bridges are affixed to adjacent teeth along the gums with the use of dental crowns.
Whether fixed or removable, bridges (known also as partial dentures) can last for years with proper care and regular dental checkups.
What Can I Expect When Getting a Crown or Bridge?
During your initial exam, we will take precise notes about the color, shape, and size of your teeth. This information will be sent to a licensed dental ceramist who will craft your dental bridge or crown to ensure that it is the of the highest quality for you.
Once we receive your order, we’ll call you back to our office to place your bridge.
Caring for Crowns and Bridges
Life gets easier after dental bridges. Patients who have renewed their smile with a dental crown and bridge can eat their favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence again.
Make sure to brush and floss at least twice a day, and drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out food so that particles do not settle in any cracks or gaps. Continue to receive your six-month checkups so that your dentist can keep an eye out for any changes.