Crowns & bridges
At some point in our adult lives, many of us will seriously damage or even lose a tooth to injury, decay, or gum disease. And while you may think, “Well it’s just one tooth, what’s the harm?”, over the long term, one lost tooth can cause a host of issues.
- Chewing force in the back can shift to the front or opposite side, and these teeth can flare out, causing unwanted spaces and changing the very structure of your smile.
- Teeth adjacent to the missing tooth may drift out of position, creating a domino effect that can seriously alter the look of your smile – and face.
- When teeth are not replaced, bone loss can cause wrinkles and lines to form causing a prematurely aged appearance.
We can restore and even improve a smile using a combination of crowns and bridges to support or replace lost teeth.
A crown is a restoration that covers or caps a tooth to protect and restore it to its normal shape and size while strengthening and improving the appearance of your tooth. They are a great choice with heavily damaged or broken teeth and can be a great cosmetic option when you don’t like the appearance of your teeth.
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge spans the gap left by the missing tooth and is usually anchored to the two existing teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can be made of gold, porcelain-faced gold, or all porcelain depending on structural requirements and where they’ll show up in your smile.
If you’re having a problem with one or more of your teeth, we’ll help you decide which treatment is best to restore your teeth to their normal function. Contact us today!