Dental Crowns and Bridges
Two of the most common restorative dentistry treatments are dental crowns and bridges. Both are designed to restore your oral health and your smile. If you have a broken, cracked, or severely blemished tooth, a crown may be an appropriate option. If you’ve lost a tooth, or up to three teeth in a row, a bridge may be recommended. If you’ve lost more than three teeth in a row, dentures and dental implants may be options to consider.
Crowns are similar to tiny caps that are placed on the top portion of your teeth. They are designed to look like natural, healthy teeth and are bonded into place so that they are secure. Crowns are used to repair damaged or weakened teeth, and they can also be used to support dental bridges.
A dental bridge includes a false tooth called a pontic. The bridge is utilized to fill in the gap where a tooth is missing. There are four types of bridges: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. Each functions and bonds a bit differently, and we can advise you about which type is needed for your specific situation when you visit us for an appointment.
Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are made from realistic porcelain so that they look like your natural teeth. Other benefits include the ability to properly bite and chew and an improved confidence in your smile.
Schedule a Dental Crown or Bridge Treatment With Us
For patients with missing or damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges may help restore your smile. To learn more, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.