Have you suffered an accident or injury that caused you to lose or damage a tooth? A lost or damaged tooth can take a toll on your self-confidence and even harm your oral health. Luckily, a crown and bridge can help reinstate a full and functioning smile.
The purpose of a crown is to completely cover a damaged tooth. Not only does this help strengthen the tooth, it enhances its appearance and functionality. A crown can be useful to:
• Prevent a weak tooth from cracking
• Cap a tooth that has experienced root canal treatments
• Cap a discolored or misshapen tooth
• Cap a dental implant
• Attach a bridge
• Restore a fractured tooth
• Replace a filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
If you have missing teeth, the gaps in your mouth will eventually cause your other teeth to shift into the empty spaces. This causes many issues including gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges can help mitigate these issues! Bridges are securely fastened to the natural teeth or implants that surround the empty space. If you have porcelain or ceramic bridges, they can be matched to the natural color of your teeth.
Dr. Polinski May will carefully evaluate your oral needs and let you know if crowns or bridges are an option for you.