We all want a beautiful set of teeth so we could always talk and smile with confidence. But as we age, our teeth will suffer wear and tear, which could lead to problems such as cavities, chips and cracks, or even missing teeth. In order to repair such problems, we turn to dental restorations such as bridges and crowns. Crowns are used to repair and strengthen damaged teeth while bridges are meant to replace missing teeth. Both restorations require a couple of visits in order to restore your teeth.
Dental crowns are small caps that are fitted over a damaged tooth in order to restore its strength, shape, and size. Your dentist will need to take impressions of your tooth in order to have an off-site dental lab fabricate your custom crown. Once the lab has created your restoration, your dentist will simply have to place it over your tooth and cement it permanently in place to finish the restoration.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that is used to replace a missing tooth or even missing teeth that are between two teeth. Two teeth are first crowned to act as abutments that will support a replacement tooth, called a pontic. Just like with crowns, your dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth in order to have a dental lab fabricate the bridge. Once done, your dentist will fit and cement the restoration in place.
Dental restorations are an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Missing or damaged teeth can cause even more problems if they aren’t cared for properly. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Let us know if you are worried about a tooth or if you have questions about dental restorations. We’d love to help you feel completely confident in your smile!