We can provide dental crowns or bridges based on your specific need. Dental crowns can be used to help protect badly damaged teeth or teeth that have exposed nerves due to a root canal procedure. Dental bridges are used to provide a cosmetic solution to missing teeth, but they are also used to protect the gum and keep the jaw healthy.
Crowns can be temporary or permanent. For example, a temporary crown might be installed while the permanent crown is being made. It is important to protect teeth that have cavity repairs because removing cavities could leave a tooth weaker.
Crowns are also used to protect teeth that have been damaged by trauma or by tooth decay. The crown can act as a barrier between the fragile tooth and hard foods or as a protection against the other teeth when the jaw is clenched tight and tooth grinding occurs.
We can provide dental bridges when there is a need to fill in spaces where permanent teeth are missing. There are several conditions that might require a dental bridge.
- Missing teeth due to trauma to the mouth, and teeth cannot be saved.
- Gaps left by dental extractions where decayed or damaged teeth have been removed.
- Gaps caused by congenital conditions where teeth do not grow.
- Unique situations.
Sometimes trauma to the mouth results in missing teeth, and the teeth cannot be restored. In such cases, a dental bridge could be provided to replace the missing teeth. Similarly, teeth sometimes become so severely decayed that they have to extracted, and a dental bridge is recommended to replace the missing teeth.
Dental bridges can also help with natural gaps in the teeth caused by congenital conditions where certain teeth never form.
We want you to feel confident that we will be sure to consider your unique situation whenever recommending crowns or bridges as a remedy!