You have options when it comes to restoring the function of your mouth. We can restore your chewing and speaking ability through crowns and bridges — depending on your unique health situation.
What Is a Crown?
The beauty of dental crowns is that they can help repair several different kinds of tooth damage. Crowns have the benefit of doubling as both cosmetic and preventative dentistry all in one!
If your tooth is cracked or chipped, you could benefit from a crown. Are discolored tooth cramping your style? A crown can give you a sparkling white tooth instead. If you’ve had a root canal or even experienced a larger-than-average cavity, a crown can make all the difference.
The reason crowns are so useful is because they act as a protective cap that fits over an existing tooth. This cap is designed to look like a natural tooth, while also protecting the tooth underneath from wear and tear.
If the existing tooth has a cavity or has suffered any other form of damage, a crown will keep the damage from worsening. It can prevent bacteria from accessing the tooth while also protecting any structural damage that could potentially get worse with wear, like cracks or chips.
What Are Crowns Made Of?
There are several different materials that can be used to make crowns. Depending on your dentist, you might find crowns made of metal, resin, porcelain, or other advanced ceramics.
In our office, we offer porcelain and zirconia crowns. These have the advantage of feeling smooth and natural in the mouth, all while blending in with your natural teeth. They are also strong substances that are designed to be long-lasting.
More importantly, using porcelain or zirconia to produce your crown eliminates the risk associated with metal in your mouth. We care about your health, so we only offer crowns that will restore your smile without negatively impacting your health!
We believe that after you’ve had a porcelain crown of your own, you’ll agree with our staff that the material looks and feels fantastic.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Replacing missing teeth is important to keep your teeth from shifting into the gap or becoming damaged through uneven wear. We want to offer you options that will work for you. One of these options is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is a solution that fills in the gap in a smile that is left by missing teeth. A bridge can replace these teeth to restore function for easier eating and speaking.
Dental bridges are secured by placing crowns on the teeth that sit on either side of the gap. This makes your dental bridge stable, so you can enjoy the full function of your mouth again.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about what dental crowns can do for you!