What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace missing teeth. Bridges are comprised of two crowns that go over the abutment teeth that are adjacent to the gap. An artificial tooth, known as a pontic, is placed between these crowns. The pontic tooth will have the appearance and function of a natural tooth. That means that when you smile, no one will be able to tell that you are wearing a dental appliance!
What can bridges do for me?
- Prevent teeth shifting caused by extra space
- Restore functionality to your bite
- Fill gaps left by absent teeth
- Retain the natural shape of your face
- Replace your partial denture
- Promote a natural-looking smile
What is a crown?
A dental crown (or cap) is a full-coverage restoration that restores the tooth to its original size and shape. Crowns strengthen and protect any tooth structure that cannot be restored with dental fillings or other types of dental restorations. Crowns are made and customized to precisely match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. This restores the function of your teeth as well as its cosmetic appeal.
What can a crown fix?
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Cosmetic appeal
- Teeth that are decaying
- Fillings that are too large or fractured
- Root Canal Preparation
If you are interested in learning more about crowns and/or bridges, please call Lakeview Dental Care today! Our knowledgeable team and Dr. Chilimigras will help answer all of your questions.