Dental crowns are teeth-shaped caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape and function. A crown can cover a dental implant, protect a decayed or broken tooth, cover a misshapen tooth, or support a tooth with a large filling. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth. It involves your dentist installing a false tooth called a pontic supported by a crown on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Richmond crowns and bridges are made from strong materials like porcelain, making them durable. There are many benefits of crowns and bridges, including:
Restore tooth structure and function
Dental crowns protect damaged teeth. If you had a root canal treatment, it could make your tooth weak. A dental crown covers the fragile tooth and restores its structure and function. Dental bridges also help restore the function of your teeth. They fill the gaps of missing teeth enabling you to eat and chew normally. By filling empty gaps, bridges also improve your speech.
Dental crowns and bridges improve your teeth’ appearance and smile. Ceramic crowns can blend well with your natural teeth, improving your dental look. Your dentist can match the crown color with your surrounding teeth, making them less noticeable and giving you a brighter smile. Dental bridges replace lost teeth, restoring your dental look and smile.
They are durable
Crowns are among the dental treatments known to last for a long time. They are made from strong and high-quality materials like metals or porcelain combined with metal, increasing their durability. Like crowns, bridges also last for a long period.
They prevent further damage
Crowns and bridges hold teeth together, preventing future teeth loss. They act as natural teeth by stimulating the jawbone constantly, preventing deterioration and making it strong. If you have damaged teeth, crowns limit breakages, preventing destruction from reaching your teeth’ nerves. Missing teeth can lead to the shifting of surrounding teeth leading to misalignment. Bridges help keep your teeth in a stable place, preventing misalignment.
They end pain
When a tooth breaks from any injury or accident, it becomes sore, sensitive, and painful. Bleeding may also happen. Dental crowns protect damaged teeth, ending pain and preventing further damage. Dental brigades replace missing teeth, relieving sensitivity and pain.
Improve oral health
It becomes challenging to maintain your oral hygiene when you lose some of your teeth, or they are broken. Sometimes you may bleed when you floss or brush them too hard. Missing or damaged teeth can lead to pain or swollen gums. Dental crowns and bridges correct all these problems and help you maintain oral health.
They boost self-esteem
Losing teeth destroy your dental appearance, facial structure, and smile, affecting your confidence and self-esteem. Dental crowns and bridges restore your teeth’ structure and natural appearance, boosting your self-esteem. Dental bridges replace lost teeth, restoring your facial structure, hence improving your self-confidence.
Dental crowns correct damaged and broken teeth, while bridges replace lost teeth. Crowns and bridges restore teeth structure and function, improve oral health, boost your smile and prevent further dental damage. Schedule an appointment with Juan M. Carrillo, DMD, for crowns and bridge placement to restore your dental look and smile.