Crowns & Bridges
When it comes to cosmetic dental restoration, there are a lot of options out there! Two possible solutions, dental crowns and tooth bridges, can provide not only cosmetic improvements but physical ones as well! A crown is a type of prosthetic device that is generally used when a tooth is overly worn/brittle, broken, or devastated by decay, while dental bridges replace missing teeth and help to maintain the shape of your bite and discourage additional tooth loss.
Fill in Those Missing Teeth
A crown essentially “caps” the damaged tooth, and is used to help strengthen and improve its overall shape, thus creating a strong outer shell that protects the original tooth. Crowns are made using a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, or a combination of both. Most crowns these days tend to be made from porcelain due to the fact that they can be matched to the natural color of the surrounding teeth to maintain a more cohesive-looking smile. Each crown is molded from the original tooth to ensure a perfect fit each and every time!
Bridges can dramatically improve your smile’s overall appearance by replacing any missing teeth with an artificial alternative. These artificial teeth look completely natural and can even help to brighten your smile! Tooth bridges can be made from a plethora of materials such as porcelain, gold, alloys, or a mixture of these materials, and are bonded to the remaining teeth for support. Since both crowns and bridges are crafted to match your unique bite, you’ll hardly notice that they’re there!