Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are cemented inside your mouth. A crown serves as a cap to cover a damaged tooth and to help improve its appearance. The crown is typically made of porcelain or ceramic and can be matched to the color of your teeth.
Dental bridges are used if you are missing teeth. When you lose a tooth and do not replace it, the teeth around it can shift and move. This can lead to a variety of gum and tooth complications. Bridges are attached to the remaining teeth in the mouth and are cemented into the space of the missing tooth. Just like crowns, they can be color matched to the remaining teeth in your mouth to ensure a cosmetically pleasing smile.
Both crowns and bridges require good dental care and habits. Bridges and crowns can both greatly improve the appearance of your smile while also restoring the health of your teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth and believe that crowns or bridges may be right for you, give us a call today.