Imperfect Teeth Are Temporary!
Crowns and bridges are just two of the many solutions to cosmetic imperfections in your smile. You don’t need to tolerate teeth you are unhappy with when there are many fixes available. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of bridges and crowns.
When Do You Need a Crown or Bridge?
Those looking to accomplish the following may be interested in bridges or crowns:
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
- Cover a poorly structured or discolored tooth.
- Cover a dental implant.
- Replace a filling when there is’t enough tooth remaining.
- Restore a damaged tooth.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges differ from dentures in that they are placed in your mouth permanently, while dentures can be removed. These appliances work by filling in a gap between two adjacent teeth, thereby taking the place of a missing tooth or teeth. In some cases, your dentist will need to reshape your existing teeth in order to properly fit in the bridge. The dentist is also able to create a custom fit by changing the shape and size of the bridge itself.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth, which helps to strengthen and protect the tooth’s structure. A variety of crowns exist, so it is best to speak to your dentist about the best option for you, but the types range from full porcelain to full metal. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Schedule An Appointment
At Woodland Park Dental Group, many cosmetic dentistry services are available, such as bridges, crowns, whitening, and veneers. Our office is right here on Morning Sun Drive in Woodland Park. If you are ready to talk about Woodland park bridges and crowns with your dentist, you can request an appointment online or call our office at 719-387-0472. Our office boasts a flexible schedule and has a number of dental professionals under one roof, including an oral surgeon.