Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
Practicing good oral hygiene with regular dental cleanings and a daily brushing and flossing routine can help keep dental decay at bay. However, teeth are still susceptible to damage from cracks, decay, and trauma that can get deep into the gum. If a tooth becomes permanently damaged, it may need to be replaced by a dental crown or dental bridge.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
What is a Dental Crown?
When your teeth become damaged from decay, cracks, or trauma, it may require a dental crown to fix the issue and prevent future problems. A dental crown fits over your tooth and restores it from damage, discoloration, or decay.
At our office, we use ceramic dental crowns that are custom made to fit your tooth. Crowns are now completely metal free. Each crown fits over your tooth like a “cap” and matches the natural color and texture of your real tooth.
Signs You May Need a Dental Crown:
- Root canal
- Chipped tooth
- Tooth decay leading to a large cavity
- Cracked tooth due to trauma
Are you living with a damaged tooth? We can evaluate your condition and prescribe the best treatment plan possible.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that fills the gap between missing teeth. Why do you need a bridge? A missing tooth can cause a myriad of health problems including jaw pain, tooth decay, and gum disease. Over time, it can cause the jaw to shrink and affect the appearance of your face.
Severe tooth pain, swelling, or movement of your tooth, may indicate an abscess or nerve damage. In some cases, this may require extraction. A dental bridge is a great way to restore your tooth and regain functionality. Our dental bridges are made from ceramic and are completely metal free.
Signs You May Need a Dental Bridge:
- Severe tooth pain
- Abscess and swelling of the gum
- Tooth moves when brushing
- Missing tooth due to trauma or decay