Crown & Bridges Come Together For Smile Transformations
Crowns and bridges have been available to dental patients looking to restore their smiles for many years. Your dentist in Watertown may recommend one or both of these treatments to give you back a complete smile you can feel good about when looking in the mirror or when getting together with friends.
About Dental Crowns
Crowns, otherwise known as caps, can be made from various materials, including porcelain, steel, and gold. Since many people want to maintain a natural look, they often ask us for the porcelain kind. No matter which option, crowns are durable and typically last for a decade or more with good care. Crowns are mainly used to strengthen teeth. When a tooth is broken or has been filled several times, and more than half of the tooth has been lost, a filling probably isn’t going to do the job.
A crown replaces all the tooth enamel by enveloping the tooth.
About A Bridge
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It does this by combining crowns and artificial teeth to close the gap. There are many different kinds of bridges. So, if we determine that you need one, we’ll discuss your options in detail. With routine brushing and flossing, it should remain part of your smile for many years to come.
Caring For Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges go over the majority of a tooth’s surface. The challenging areas are those that are hidden. The “margin” is the spot where your natural tooth meets the crown or just below the gumline. It has a ridge where bacteria and plaque may form. Even the tiniest amount of decay can snowball and cause trouble. This is why it’s imperative to brush and floss regularly in addition to professional cleanings.
Think that crowns and bridges could be what your smile needs? Contact your Watertown dentist today at 605-868-5326.
Call Now For A Crown & Bridge Consultation
- Boost your confidence
- Replace up to 3 teeth in a row
- Speak more clearly
- Eat the foods that bring you joy
- Last for years with proper care.