When Would I Need a Dental Crown?
Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps,” made of natural looking porcelain that fit over the teeth. Crowns may be necessary because of broken fillings, fractures or chips, or sensitive teeth. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.
If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or function, or if you are missing one or more teeth, you can benefit from dental crowns. Damaged or missing teeth can affect your appearance, your self-confidence, and proper chewing function.
When Would I Need a Bridge?
A bridge is a fixed appliance designed to replace your missing teeth in the most natural looking way possible. It is the treatment of choice if you have gaps from lost teeth and you want to avoid a removable appliance. Like crowns, bridges are made of natural looking porcelain. Bridges can replace back teeth as well as front teeth.