Are you missing your beautiful smile with its pearl-like healthy natural color because you have missing or damaged teeth? Today, advanced treatments in modern dentistry offer solutions for this dilemma — dental crowns and bridges. These treatments are prominent today, especially if you are not looking for teeth replacement procedures.
Let’s look at them in detail:
Dental crowns are the caps used when an individual's damaged or distorted tooth must be placed on the top of the dental implant. These implants are the fixtures that are fastened to the jawbone below the gums. They act as the anchor to your bone through osseointegration. This treatment can provide reliable support when one is speaking or eating.
Bridges, on the other hand, are solely used for replacing the missing tooth. It consists of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth and the bridge of replacement teeth rests in the gums where the missing tooth or teeth should be.
Both these methods, bridges and the crowns, are the best ways to maintain your oral health. With either one, you will get fixed artificial teeth that appear and function more like your natural teeth. And if you adopt a healthy oral care routine, these will last from seven to15 years, or even more.
Want to know more about dental crowns and bridges? Book a consultation with our experienced dentists at Marine Hill Dentistry by calling at (253) 839-2800 or schedule an appointment online.