Crowns and bridges are restorative options to help build back your smile. While they reinforce function and stability to restore damaged tooth structures, dental restorations are also capable of adding aesthetics to your smile.
What is a Crown?
Crowns are artificial, hollow structures built in the shape of natural teeth that would fit over damaged ones or artificial tooth roots such as dental implants.
Dental crowns are available in different types. Ceramic crowns are the most popular among all as they closely match the color, shape, and texture of natural teeth.
What is a Bridge?
Bridges are dental restorations that can replace one or more missing teeth. They are modeled to look like an artificial tooth that is held together by two dental crowns on either side. Bridges may be held in place by dental implants.
Are crowns and bridges right for me?
Dental crowns are capable of not only addressing aesthetic concerns, but can also help restore the tooth's function, and enhance the overall health of the mouth. Crowns are also perfect following a root canal therapy to preserve the remaining tooth structure.
The purpose of wearing bridges are to prevent your natural teeth from shifting so that nothing compromises your dental health and facial aesthetics. Bridges are capable of offering stable bases and life-like aesthetics for your teeth.
Benefits of Wearing Crowns and Bridges
- Adds strength
- Improves appearance
- Enhances the shape, alignment, and bite
- Improves the color
Maintaining Your Restorations
Although your dental restorations are built to last, they may malfunction unless the patient takes a step to maintain them. Following good oral hygiene is key to lasting results. It is important to brush twice a day and keep your gums healthy and clean in order to maintain your dental restorations. It is also highly advisable to visit your dentist or hygienist for checkups and cleanings.
Find out more about our restorative services by visiting us. Explore our dental services at Smile City Dental today. Place an appointment in any of our offices at Valencia or Canyon Country for your dental needs.