Dental crowns and bridges are great solutions for several cosmetic and functional issues. A crown is a tooth cap that replaces the entire visible portion of a tooth, while a bridge is a prosthetic tooth replacement held in place by a crown on either side. At Tier One Dental, we provide both these great options to restore function and prevent damage to surrounding teeth. Both crowns and bridges are custom-made in a dental laboratory using the impressions taken of the patient’s teeth, which ensures the restoration will be a perfect fit.
A crown may be recommended when a tooth has a large cavity caused by trauma or decay and cannot be repaired with a filling. It is also used when a tooth has severe damage, such as a crack too large for a filling to fix.
When the tooth is prepared for a crown, it is reduced in size so that the crown can fit over it. Then an impression is taken of the tooth, after which a temporary crown is placed over it. The impression is sent to our lab, where the permanent crown is made. Once the crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented. Your new crown will blend with your surrounding teeth for a seamless look.
The Advantages of Dental Crowns
A crown may be recommended when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth or when the tooth has suffered extensive structural damage that undercuts its strength. A crown can restore the strength and shape of a tooth, improving its appearance and function. Dental crowns can also strengthen teeth weakened by large fillings, allowing them to better withstand the pressure of biting and chewing forces.
A dental bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth that are attached to your remaining natural teeth through crowns. The artificial teeth are called pontics, and the bridge is anchored to your surrounding teeth for support. Once this process is completed, you will have a beautiful new set of teeth that will help restore your smile and oral health. You will be left with a beautifully restored smile and improved biting function to help you chew your food and speak correctly.
The Advantages of Dental Bridges
When teeth are lost, the surrounding teeth can shift towards the space, causing significant misalignment issues. This can result in facial collapse, which can affect the appearance of the face and lead to further tooth loss. Bridges can restore the structure of the jaw and bite and correct any cosmetic imperfections of a missing tooth. They also look and feel natural so that you can feel confident in the appearance of your smile.
Replacing missing teeth with dental bridges or crowns can help improve oral health and prevent further complications. For the best dental care, visit Tier One Dental at 279 TX-46, Seguin, TX 78155, or call (830) 372-2852.