The dental issues left untreated can cause a number of problems like having a weakened bite or building spaces between teeth which results in the shifting of teeth. It is necessary to fix your dental issues on time. At Dawkins Family Dental, we offer a strong, natural bite with crowns and bridges.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a restorative dental treatment option that restores a tooth that faced significant damage or decay. A crown acts like a cap that covers the whole tooth structure seen above the gumline and restores its shape and size. The crowns are made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain is one of the most preferred choices these days because of its color that matches closely with the tooth enamel. This material is also stain-resistant.
What is a dental crown used for?
A crown is used for the following reasons:
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Anchor and attach a dental bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
- Improve your tooth’s shape
- Protect a fractured or weak tooth
- Support a large filling
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is another restorative dental treatment option to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a single row. A crown is fixed in its place like a bridge with the support of two nearby teeth. This restoration is non-removable and can perfectly blend in with the rest of your teeth. It might take at least two visits to complete the whole.
What is a dental bridge used for?
A dental bridge used for the following reasons:
- Restore your ability to speak, eat and chew properly
- Decrease the stress on the bite
- Improve the shape of your face
- Prevent shifting of natural teeth
- Enhance your smile
To learn more about crowns and bridges, call us at (662) 234-5725 or schedule an appointment with our dentist today.