Have your teeth been weakened? Crowns can restore them.Your natural crown is the part of your tooth visible above the gum. A replacement crown is a cover (much like a thimble) placed over a weakened or decayed tooth. Usually made out of porcelain or metal alloys, crowns strengthen and protect your teeth, as well as enhance your smile. They are extremely durable and require only the same care as your own teeth.
Is something missing in your smile? Bridges are a finishing touch! A bridge is an artificial replacement for a lost tooth or teeth. It may be used in combination with dental implants, crowns or inlays.
It is important to replace lost teeth to prevent healthy teeth from shifting out of position, which can lead to further tooth loss. Also, your ability to chew and your nutrition may be compromised if you are missing teeth. Bridges may be secured to adjacent teeth by crowns or inlays, or mounted on dental implants. The procedure usually involves a local anesthetic and two office visits.
Let us know if we can answer any of your questions or concerns about crowns and bridges.
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