What is a Dental Crown & Bridge?
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that’s bonded over the entire
visible surface of a tooth. Often, it’s used to repair a damaged
tooth, such as one that has a large area of decay or a fracture. Now, they
also hold a commonplace in cosmetic dentistry to cover imperfections because
they look natural.
Crowns aren’t always used alone. In fact, they are often used along
with a bridge. A bridge is a traditional solution to replace 1 to 3
consecutive missing teeth. Crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth to hold
it in place.
What Are They Made Of?
Now, no one will ever tell your crown or bridge aren’t your natural
teeth. They are made of all-ceramic material, so they closely mimic your
real teeth. Your restoration is customized to meet your color, size, and
shape needs to blend in when you smile.
What are the Benefits of a Crown & Bridge?
When used alone, a dental crown offers exceptional benefits and can be used
for several reasons, including:
- Protecting a weakened tooth from breaking.
- Covering dark tooth discoloration.
- Improving the appearance of an abnormally shaped tooth.
- Fixing a large area of decay.
- Fixing a chipped or cracked tooth.
- After a root canal.
- Along with a bridge.
- Along with a dental implant.
A bridge is an effective solution to replace missing teeth while also
offering several advantages, such as:
- Improved confidence.
- Improved oral health.
- Ability to maintain a balanced diet.
- Convenient and affordable solution.
How Does a Crown & Bridge Replace Missing Teeth?
Dr. Castleberry takes an impression of your mouth to replicate the teeth
you’ve lost. The bridge closes the gap between your remaining teeth to
improve your confidence while also making it easier to chew a variety of
foods. The bridge is secured in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to
bond dental crowns over them. By maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting
your dentist regularly, your new smile will last for an average of 5 to 10
years before needing to be replaced.
Do I Have Other Tooth Replacement Options?
Although a crown and bridge are effective, they only replace the portions of
your teeth above the gum line. You can enjoy the next best thing to your
real teeth with dental implants. Implant posts mimic the roots to secure
your crown or bridge to your jawbone. You’ll enjoy a solution that
looks and feels natural while also having the potential to last for a
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you have damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Castleberry can help.
Contact our dental office today
to schedule your consultation.