Do you have severely damaged or missing teeth? Dental crowns and bridges might be the most suitable dental restorations for you.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Dental crowns are used to restore and protect damaged teeth. Some dentists may recommend crowns for cosmetic reasons. For example, dental crowns can be used to cover misshapen, discolored, or poorly aligned teeth.
When Would I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown covers a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. They are needed when a tooth is cracked, broken, severely worn down, or decayed.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Placing a dental crown offers the following benefits:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking further.
- Restore a tooth that has broken down.
- Replace a large filling.
- Cover a tooth that’s discolored.
- Cover a tooth that has had a large filling.
- Cover a tooth with a dental implant.
- Improve the appearance of a tooth.
- Align a crooked tooth.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth for functional and aesthetic purposes. The bridge helps to maintain facial structure and oral function and prevents other teeth from shifting out of place.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. The bridge is custom-crafted from two or more dental crowns, which are connected to one or more artificial teeth or pontics that “bridge” the gap left by the missing teeth, permanently restoring your smile.
Why Is a Dental Bridge Needed?
A dental bridge can be used if you’ve lost a tooth or need to have one removed. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile and restores your ability to chew and speak properly.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges offer the following benefits:
- Replace missing teeth
- Restore chewing function
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
- Help maintain facial structure
- Make your smile complete and beautiful
- Restore your speech
- Improve your appearance
We would be happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment withDentist in Fresno CA. Call Whitlow Dental Care at (559) 441-7700 or stop by our office. 1326 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93721