Crowns And Bridges
Aberdeen Restorative Dentist
Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. Crowns are used to renew the appearance and function of a tooth. Also, they are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain in order to maintain a natural appearance. The process of placing a crown may take 2-3 office visits. Once the treatment is complete, you will be able to enjoy your new smile for many years with proper at home care and regular office visits.
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Your neighboring teeth are crowned and used as anchoring teeth to support the replacement tooth. It is important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth and other dental issues.
Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth. They can be made from gold, metal, alloys or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable. With appropriate care, your dental bridges will last for years.
If you are missing a tooth, call our office to schedule a consultation. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, if left untreated, structural changes to your mouth and jaw may occur, making it difficult to eat and speak properly.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with the Bay Area Dental team.