By Dental Choice
September 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how crowns and bridges from your Easton family dentists can help your smile

Any time you’re facing the damage or loss of one or more teeth, you’re bound to be stressed about what your smile will look like dental crownsafterward. Rest assured that damaged or missing teeth can be restored to look good-as-new.

Crowns replace or protect a single damaged tooth, while bridges literally bridge the gap where several teeth are missing. Both can be anchored by your natural teeth or by dental implants, depending on your needs and budget.

How Could A Crown Help Me?

You might need a crown if:

You’ve had a root canal. After receiving a root canal on an infected tooth, the final step is usually to crown the tooth for protection and strength.

Your tooth is fractured or weak. Any tooth that’s been weakened or broken can be reinforced with a crown, helping it stay healthy and whole.

Your tooth is discolored. A crown can cover a severely stained tooth that does not respond to whitening treatments. It's made out of porcelain or ceramic to match the shade of the rest of your teeth for a natural look.

You’re missing a single tooth. A crown can be used along with a dental implant for a full tooth replacement. The implant replaces the tooth root to protect your bone health, while the crown replaces the visible part of the tooth.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

If you’re missing several teeth in a row, a bridge is the best method to replace them. A bridge can help you:

Restore a healthy smile. Smiling while your teeth are missing is no fun. A bridge is designed to match your surrounding teeth and give you a full, white smile to be proud of.

Chew and speak more easily. Missing teeth affect your dental health, your self-confidence, and your ability to get the nutrients your body needs. Replacing them with a bridge allows you to chew more effectively, smile without worry, and speak in public with confidence.

Protect your bite and jaw alignment. If you don’t replace missing teeth, it puts extra pressure on the rest of your teeth. Those teeth are then at increased risk for decay, and you could suffer from jaw pain and headaches.

Easton Family Dentist

Crowns and bridges are just a few of your options for taking care of damaged teeth. To find out the best way to restore your smile, visit your Easton family dentists Dr. Irving M. Phillips, Jr. and Dr. Wade P. Dressler at Dental Choice. Call (410) 822-4310 or request your appointment now.