Cracked, damaged, and missing teeth can effect more than just a person’s smile. Damaged teeth can cause speech issues and make it difficult to chew. When teeth are missing, the space allows for the possibility for other teeth to move and drift out of position. Bridges and crowns are used to correct issues caused by missing or damaged teeth.
When there is no longer enough tooth remain for fillings to be effective, crowns are used to restore the tooth to its normal size and shape. Crowns cover the tooth and hold it together, so as to avoid further damage if it is cracked. Crowns improve the appearance of the damaged tooth and can even be matched to the natural color of your teeth. Crowns can be useful for:
Bridges mimic a missing tooth. A bridge is a combination of two crowns on either side of the gap with a “pontic” or artificial tooth in between. The space left by missing teeth can cause the other teeth to move and shift, which can affect a person’s speech and bite. Like crowns, bridges help recapture your natural smile, and improve problems caused by missing or severely damaged teeth.
We want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible, and we will walk with you and answer any concerns you have about crowns or bridges. Crowns and bridges often last ten to fifteen; however, over time they can also become loose and fall out. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and make regular checks ups. Take time to read our testimonials and see why Davidian Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the right choice for your bridges and crowns.