Could your smile benefit from what crowns and bridges have to offer?
Here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, our dentist is proud to provide comprehensive and tailored restorative care to make sure that when issues happen to your smile that you have restorative dentistry that you trust to get your healthy smile back. We are here to tell you more about crowns and bridges and whether they are right for you.
What are crowns and bridges?
A crown is one of the most commonly used dental restorations out there. It’s made to look just like the crown of a tooth (as the name so obviously implies); however, the restoration is hollow. This allows it to fit over a damaged tooth to cover the tooth and become its new outer surface. A crown is often placed over a tooth that is weak or damaged so badly that a dental filling or other restoration wouldn’t provide enough support. Even though crowns are often used for restorative purposes, some patients also choose to get a crown to improve the shape, size, or color of a malformed or discolored tooth.
A bridge, on the other hand, is designed to replace one or two missing teeth in a row using healthy neighboring teeth to support the false teeth. How does this work? Well, our Lake Havasu City restorative dentist will place two dental crowns over the two teeth that sit on either side of the gap. Once the crowns are cemented into place the false teeth are then connected to the crowns to replace missing teeth.
Who can benefit from crowns and bridges?
Since crowns can be used on their own or can be used to support a bridge or cover a dental implant, they are so versatile that many people can benefit from them. If you are missing a permanent tooth then a dental bridge might be the easiest and fastest way to get you that full smile again.
You may want to consider getting dental crowns if you have a tooth that is weak from decay, trauma, or an infection (often teeth that undergo root canal treatment will require a dental crown to protect it from further damage). You may also choose to get a crown if you have a seriously disfigured tooth that could benefit aesthetically from a crown.
Are you interested in getting crowns and bridges in Lake Havasu City, AZ? Ready to talk to our dentist about whether it’s the best approach for achieving your smile goals? If so, call Cosmic Kids Dentistry today.