Restore Damaged or Missing Teeth
A recent study done by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) determined that 45% of people are insecure about their smile. There are a number of different reasons for these insecurities. Some may wish their teeth were a brighter shade, or less stained, while others desire to correct misalignment, or missing teeth. No matter what the cause of the insecurity may be, through modern technology, and advanced dental techniques, there is a way to correct it. Restorative dentistry allows for many avenues to achieve a healthier, more radiant smile, at a price that is within your budget.
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed devices, unlike traditional dentures. They are attached to your teeth or existing dental implants. Both crowns and bridges are beneficial tools that can be used to restore your smile and resolve aesthetic flaws.
If your teeth are structurally damaged, decayed, or missing, there are solutions. We’ve listed just a few of the most common below. If you are missing one or more teeth, please read information on dental implants, and the options that are available to you.
A crown is essentially a cap for the tooth. Today, most crowns are made out of porcelain or other natural-looking materials to emulate the look of a natural tooth. Before the crown is mounted, some prep is done to the tooth receiving the crown. Once the crown is in place, there shouldn’t be any pain. In some cases, if excessive sensitivity occurs, your crown may simply need to be readjusted.
Reasons for Dental Crowns:
- Cover a dental implant.
- Attach a bridge.
- Restructure a strangely shaped tooth.
- Protect a broken, cracked, or fractured tooth.
- Strengthen a week tooth (weakened by decay).
- When a root canal is required/cover teeth with root canals.
- Hide unattractive or messy fillings.
Dental bridges are just that – a bridge for a gap or space between two teeth. The teeth on either side of the space generally need some prep before the bridge is set into place. Once the bridge is secured, it should work and feel much like your natural teeth. There are a handful of different bridge options. Your dentist will assist you in choosing which option will achieve your best result.
Reasons For Bridges:
- Close gaps between teeth.
- Keep teeth in place and stop them from shifting.
- Replace temporary dental device (e.g. partial denture).
With proper execution and care, bridges can last years, while crowns can last nearly a lifetime. If you have experienced a chipped tooth or have any missing teeth, we’d love to discuss your options and what restorative dentistry treatment may be right for you. Whether you are in need of a crown, bridge, implant, or routine check-up, we can help. At Dental Bliss, we practice dental excellence to provide our guests with sensational smiles. Get the smile that you desire, and deserve. Fill out our online form to schedule your next appointment with us, or give one of our locations a call today!