When a tooth has become significantly injured, decayed, or even lost, a sturdy restoration becomes necessary to rebuild a patient’s smile. For instance, a customized dental crown can be beneficial in a wide variety of situations, from weakened dental structure to a serious tooth fracture. The crown is designed to cover what remains of the tooth and protect it, while at the same time rebuilding its original shape.
Alternatively, bridges are capable of replacing missing teeth in a patient’s mouth. They’re designed to be anchored in place between healthy teeth so that they feel permanent and lifelike. Even though dental implants have become the standard of care for replacement of missing teeth, dental bridges are still a viable option for those people who are not dental implant candidates.
Information about Dental Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain crowns are actually quite strong and durable. This is one reason why they are a popular choice of patients and dentists alike. But the real advantage of porcelain crowns is their appearance. Crowns can be made to very closely match the color of the patient’s natural teeth, making it almost impossible for other people to tell that you have a crown!
Bridges are typically comprised of one or more artificial teeth that are mounted on a metal frame. That frame usually sits over existing teeth on both sides of the gap, securing the replacement teeth in place. The artificial teeth are typically made of dental porcelain, which is not only extremely durable, but also can be created to very closely match the color of the patient’s natural teeth. This means that dental bridges blend in well with existing teeth.
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For more information about dental bridges, or to reserve an appointment with either Dr. Conley or Dr. Azarnoush, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout the Cedar Park, TX, area.