Crowns & Bridges

By: Monon Family Dental  06/29/2015
Keywords: Crowns, Bridges, Dental Crowns

Do you have one or more missing or damaged teeth? If so, you may be concerned about the appearance of your smile, and you may also be at risk of developing negative oral health repercussions related to this type of problem. There is more than one way to renew the health and beauty of your smile. If you need a tooth restored or replaced, schedule a consultation with your Monon Family Dental dentist. Your dentist will work with you to determine a comprehensive dental health plan. At Monon Family Dental, we believe in helping you achieve overall wellness. That means finding a restoration or replacement solution that will work alongside your adjacent teeth, complement the surrounding anatomy of your jaw, and contribute to the overall well-being of your body as a whole. Two of the most popular restoration solutions that we offer are crowns and bridges. What Is a Dental Crown? A crown may be appropriate in your case if your tooth is: Damaged by advanced decay Weak and needs support Broken Severely discolored, misshapen, or unsightly A crown is essentially a “cap” that is placed over a prepared tooth. Your crown will make your tooth functional again and also improve its aesthetic appearance. For your crown, you can choose from a variety of materials including metal, porcelain fused to a metal shell, and ceramic. The right material for your case depends on your preferences, the location of the tooth in your mouth, and your dentist’s recommendation. We often recommend choosing tooth-colored ceramic crowns for teeth that are visible when you laugh, talk, and smile. Durable metal crowns may be more appropriate for teeth at the back of the mouth — where heavy-duty grinding takes place and the silver color is less visible. What Is a Dental Bridge? A bridge is a strategy for tooth replacement. It literally bridges the gap left by a lost tooth. Your bridge works by suspending a false tooth – called a pontic – in the gap. A bridge is supported on both sides by placing caps on the teeth directly adjacent to the space left by a missing tooth. The placement of a bridge can improve your oral health and help prevent future problems. For example, your bridge will prevent the shifting of teeth that happens when there is a gap in your teeth. It will also keep your bite consistent and ensure that biting pressure is properly distributed. Plus, replacing a missing tooth will make your smile beautiful again – so you can feel great about the way you look!

Keywords: Bridges, Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Crowns

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