Crowns and Bridges

The Work of Restoring and Replacing Teeth

Are you looking to improve your oral health, the overall function of your teeth by replacing missing teeth? Many people don’t realize that neglecting to repair missing or damaged teeth and gums can have serious negative effects on your appearance and oral health. Crowns and bridges are both designed to help repair problems and prevent damage to your teeth and improve your oral health. This is a big part of prosthodontics…

What Does Prosthodontics Mean?

Prosthodontics or prosthetic dentistry is an division of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth to their proper form and function. We offer a wide range of prosthodontic treatments, mainly crowns and bridges. These focus on oral rehabilitation and treat numerous conditions such as:

  • TMJ/TMD
  • Traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures
  • Congenital or birth anomalies to teeth
  • Snoring and other sleep disorders
  • Oral cancer reconstruction

Crowns

Crowns are used to improve your tooth’s shape and strengthen your teeth. Most often used for teeth that are broken or worn, crowns act as a “cap” that is cemented around the tooth. The crown then acts a new outer surface, protecting the tooth from further damage. Crowns are either made of either porcelain or metal, with porcelain being preferred for its strength and tooth-like appearance.

Bridges

Bridges are commonly used to replace any missing teeth you may have. They also help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate stress on your bite. Bridges literally bridge the gap where a tooth is missing by bonding an artificial tooth to the surrounding teeth. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, or porcelain, and can look just like normal teeth. They are a great option if you are missing a tooth and looking to fill the gap in your smile.

If you would like to meet for a dental consultation and ask about getting your dream smile, give Preston Commons Dental Care a phone call today!

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