What are Dental Bridges and Crowns?
A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. The bridge is fitted perfectly and cemented to your teeth.
“Restorative dentistry” is the term dental professionals use to explain how they replace missing or damaged teeth. The goal is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.
Why restorative procedures are important
- Filling in empty spaces in the mouth helps to keep teeth in the right place.
- Replacing teeth helps to maintain good oral care habits, which can help prevent oral disease and plaque buildup.
- Missing teeth can affect your health, looks, and how you feel about yourself.
There are a few different treatment options your dental professional may suggest. These include bridges, crowns, and implants.
Restorative treatment options
A crown is ideal for people with broken teeth or cavities. The crown is cemented into place over the damaged tooth.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It is used to strengthen and protect your tooth structure. Most crowns are made of a hard, white substance to help them look natural.
A dental bridge covers or “bridges” the gap between missing teeth.
After you lose a tooth, your dentist may suggest that you get a bridge. A bridge can keep your other teeth from moving out of place.
Once a bridge is placed, it works just like your natural teeth.