If you have missing or damaged teeth, dental bridges and crowns can provide the necessary improvements for your smile. At Jeff Berger Dentistry, we provide quality bridges and crowns, so your mouth can function as it should.
What Are Bridges and Crowns?
Bridges and crowns are dental restorations that can be cemented to your teeth. A bridge may be necessary if you have missing teeth. It is created by placing a dental crown over the teeth on both sides of the space and placing an artificial tooth in between the crowns. The artificial tooth stays in place by attaching to the crowns.
A crown, also known as a cap, covers a natural tooth or a dental implant. Dental crowns are vital for holding a bridge together. In addition, a crown may need to be placed over a tooth with severe damage or over a tooth that has been cracked or broken. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as oddly-shaped or extremely discolored teeth.
Do I Need a Bridge or Crown?
You may need a dental bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. Missing teeth can cause the rest of your natural teeth to shift out of place, leading to a bad bite. It can also weaken the jawbone and lead to problems, such as TMJ disorder or periodontal disease.
A crown might be necessary to help with any of the following:
- Cover a tooth damaged by decay
- Connect a dental bridge
- Cover dental implants
- Offer protection for a weak tooth
- Use in place of a filling
- Cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- And more
Bridges and crowns can strengthen damaged teeth and protect them from further damage. They can also provide aesthetic benefits, such as a natural-looking smile and keeping the face from appearing sunken.
We’re Here to Help
Let us help restore your oral health with high-quality bridges and crowns! Our team is here to help answer any questions you may have. Call today to learn more or to set up an appointment.