Bridges and Crowns
Sometimes a healthy smile requires more than regular check-ups and consistent professional cleaning. Patients may need a permanent solution for extracted teeth or a more permanent way of protecting fragile enamel. In these cases, the team at Dental Sunshine may recommend crowns or bridges as a solution for patients.
Crowns and bridges are permanent fixtures in patient mouths. While some fixtures, like dentures, are removeable, crowns and bridges offer a more long term solution. These fixtures can only be removed by a dentist.
What is a bridge?
If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, our dental team may recommend a bridge. This bridge does what its name implies – it bridges the gap between your teeth. With a bridge, you no longer have to worry about chewing with missing teeth, and you may even notice a decrease in jaw pain. A bridge can also keep remaining teeth spaced and positioned correctly, without a bridge your remaining teeth are likely to shift to fill the gap caused by the missing teeth.
A bridge is anchored between two teeth, one on each side of the gap. Then, the bridge is cemented into place. There are many options to consider when choosing a bridge, including material and even color. Our team will work with you to guide you in the direction of the best choice for your situation, and aim to get your bridge implant to match the color of your remaining teeth.
What is a crown?
A crown is an excellent solution for a variety of dental concerns. This fixture completely covers or caps a damaged or fragile tooth. Patients who may benefit from a crown can include patients who have a damaged tooth, who need protection for a weak tooth, who wish to improve the appearance of a tooth, or who need a strong anchor tooth for a bridge or additional fixture.
Crowns come in handy in many situations, and can be made of varying materials. Let our experienced team help you decide which option might be the best for you and your dental health.
What can I do next?
If you think that you may need a bridge or a crown, or if you are just looking for a dentist who will give you a good dental health treatment plan, give us a call. We would love to come alongside you and serve you for your dental needs.