Dental crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to take the place of missing teeth.
A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.
Dental cowns may be used to:
- Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
A dental bridge is used to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. Bridges are utilized to close the gap in between any missing teeth.
Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded, metal alloy, or ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or aesthetics.
For more information on dental crowns and bridges or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (931) 528-6547!