Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
How to Replace a Missing Tooth for Good
Crowns, bridges and dentures are a very important part of dentistry. If you have lost a tooth or several teeth, you need these. A simple visit to your dentist can help you replace your missing teeth.
Crowns, bridges and dentures can help you regain the structure and function of your lost teeth. They will help you chew and smile with ease and confidence.
Now, you might be wondering:
What are crowns?
Crowns commonly called caps or tooth coverings are custom made to fit your missing tooth
Space. They can be made up of gold, silver or metal alloys. They can also be made up of porcelain, acrylic or zirconia. Tooth colored porcelain crowns appear natural and will give you back the feel of your tooth.
Crowns can also be used if:
- You’ve had a root canal on a tooth
- You have a broken tooth
- To support a large filling
- To cover a discolored tooth
What are bridges?
Bridges are used to replace several missing teeth or a large space in your jaw that previously and teeth. Like crowns, bridges are also fixed. They hang onto the teeth surrounding the area where there is space. These teeth give support to the bridge. A bridge is fixed with the help of dental cement. They may also be held into place by screws or magnets. Like crowns bridges are also made up of metal, ceramic or acrylic on a metal framework.
Gum disease, cavities or injury can cause loss of your natural teeth. Now, you don’t need to worry about losing function or confidence or looking aged because dentures are to the rescue! Dentures are comfortable and natural and help you gain your lost self-esteem. Dentures can either be complete for both upper and lower jaws. They can also be partial for a part of the jaw where teeth are missing.
Once you take an appointment and visit your dentist, you will have your tooth impression recorded and within 2-3 visits you can have your crowns, bridges or dentures provided to you easily!