If you have a weak or missing tooth, restorative dentistry is the next step. Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dentistry techniques that will return your strong and attractive smile to you. Dental decay, physical trauma, and gum disease can weaken teeth or even cause them to fall out.
You shouldn’t have to hide your smile. You should be able to enjoy a smile that functions perfectly and looks amazing. Dental crowns and bridges can repair a smile that is being ruined by one unappealing or missing tooth.
A dental crown is one of the premiere treatments for damaged teeth. Dental crowns can treat all of the following issues and more:
- Weak teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Small or misshapen teeth
By using dental impressions, your dental team will fashion a dental crown that is perfect for you. Dr. Cummins will bond the dental crown to the affected tooth. Immediately, your tooth will be restored to its full, white, and attractive appearance. Soon after, you will once again be able to bite down and chew without discomfort.
Dental bridges have proven to be a successful tooth replacement method for hundreds of years. If you’re missing a tooth, come get it taken care of immediately. A dental bridge will prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Prospect dental bridges are:
- Durable, lasting up to 30 years
- Less invasive than other tooth replacement methods
A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns and a pontic. The dental crowns are placed on the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) and the pontic is the replacement tooth or teeth.
Come talk with Dr. Sara Cummins to determine if a dental crown or bridge is right for you. Call us today at Prospect Dental Care to set up an appointment.