Crowns & Bridges
A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better.
Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases where a larger filling is reinforced with pins and there is insufficient tooth remaining, a crown is indicated.. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, discolored, or misshaped teeth .Dental implants are also restored with crowns. Your dentist may recommend a crown for many reasons. Among others, crowns play an important role in dental health and if you are in need of one, please contact our office today.
Bridges can solve the issue of missing teeth. Similar to dentures, bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and alloys.
Bridges can be removable or fixed. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned by patients, whereas fixed bridges are permanently cemented by a dentist. Bridges can be attached to titanium implants in the jaw to hold them in place. With so many options, it is important to consult with your dentist about which type of bridge is best for you.
Resin bonded ( Maryland Bridges) when indicated can be used to minimize tooth preparation (reduction) and are bonded to the enamel of the patients teeth .
You should always keep your current teeth healthy and strong, but a bridge can help if you do lose teeth. Contact us today to discuss which bridge might be right for you.