When you have a tooth or two that’s in trouble, it might benefit from a custom crown or bridge. These are extremely common restorative procedures that have the amazing power to strengthen or even reshape a failing tooth. Let’s take a look at how both crowns and bridges can benefit you!
Crowns – You may have heard crowns referred to as “casps” in the past. Your dentist can cement the crown on your existing tooth, having it cover your tooth above your gum line becoming a new, disease-free surface. Crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are the most preferred type of this restoration because they beautifully mimic the translucency of your natural teeth.
Bridges – Bridges are excellent restoration options if you’re looking to replace missing teeth to help maintain the natural shape of your face while alleviating any added stress on your bite. Bridges literally bridge the gap where one or more of your teeth are missing. Bridges are often made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.