You can keep your teeth healthy with regular brushing, flossing and checkups. However, if over time one or more of your teeth become damaged due to decay, cracks or trauma, your Dental Associates dentist can provide you with a dental crown or bridge to fix existing issues and prevent new ones from surfacing in the future.
Both dental crowns and dental bridges fit over your affected tooth or teeth, and serves to restore the size and shape of your tooth. Learn more about both options below.
A dental crown, or dental cap, covers your damaged tooth and is a solid replacement for a damaged natural tooth. A crown fits just like a natural tooth because it is created from impressions of your tooth. After your crown is in place, your tooth will be stronger and last longer. Dental Associates offers a variety of materials for your dental crown, and your dentist will discuss the best option for your individual case.
Learn more about when dental crowns may be recommended, the different types of crowns and the options for materials used.
Missing teeth not only make talking and chewing more difficult, but they can also cause other problems over time. Teeth adjacent to the space in your mouth can eventually shift into the empty space, which can affect your bite and lead to gum disease or other disorders such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint issues).
One way to take care of a gap caused by a missing tooth is with a dental bridge. There are two types of bridges: removable and permanent. Removable dental bridges, also called partial dentures, can be taken out and cleaned, and permanent dental bridges, sometimes called dentures.
Your Dental Associates dentist will recommend the best bridge to keep your mouth at its healthiest and you at your happiest. With proper care and dental hygiene, your bridge will keep you smiling for many years to come.
Learn about the benefits of dental bridges, materials used and the types of dental bridges we offer.
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