Dental crowns and bridges can help preserve and improve the appearance of your smile, face, oral health, and general health level.
Crowns are artificial caps that replace damaged or unattractive teeth. Crowns are permanently cemented to existing healthy roots of teeth. Crowns are used to complete the procedure of root canal treatment, cap a dental implant or for other cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance of a tooth that has imperfection.
Crowns can also be used cosmetically, to improve the appearance of teeth, and in combined with bridges to fill gaps in your smile.
Crowns made with high-tech dental porcelain are indistinguishable from the rest of your natural teeth. Crowns can be used to bite and chew in the same way as natural teeth and they require no special care.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Cover an implant
- Restore a broken tooth
- Cover a discolored or malformed tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had a root canal procedure
- Attach a bridge
Gold, metal alloy and ceramic are among the most common materials used for dental crowns. They have different characteristics, and different pros and cons. It is important to discuss with your dentist which type of dental crown is appropriate for your particular case.
Dental bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth. The loss of a tooth negatively affects surrounding teeth, as they lose the support and stability provided by the previous tooth. Over time, adjacent teeth can shift around and this can change your facial appearance, harm your bite, and impair your dental health.
Such problems can be avoided by installing a dental bridge to fill the gap created by missing teeth.
Dental Bridges consist of two or more crowns that support a false tooth between them. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Your dentist may recommend a bridge if you’re missing one or multiple teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the teeth that remain to move into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. Missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Dental bridges last for many years and with proper installation and dental care (including home care) can provide problem-free service almost indefinitely.
Strong and Natural Looking Crowns and Bridges at Smiles Nambour
If you want to know how our dental treatments can help improve your appearance, dental health, and overall health, don’t hesitate to visit your trusted dentist at Smiles Nambour.
A mouth full of strong and attractive teeth dramatically improves your appearance, confidence and overall wellbeing, so you will look great and feel good about yourself. For high-quality dental crowns and bridges and excellent work on restorative dental treatments, consult us here at Smiles Nambour.