If you have cracked, broken, decayed or missing teeth, crowns and bridges are the perfect way to cover those damaged teeth and replace the missing ones. They come in a variety of materials and are shaped to look like your natural teeth so no one can tell the difference. They will help repair your teeth and restore your smile.
Crowns are permanent covers that go over a single tooth. They are used to protect a tooth that has been cracked or broken or has decayed to the point that a filling will no longer take care of the problem. They can also be used to improve the look of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.
The process of getting a crown:
A bridge is just what it sounds like. It is a set of false teeth that is placed in between your natural teeth where you have a missing tooth. Bridges are made to “bridge” together multiple missing teeth. There are permanent bridges and removable bridges. They protect the rest of the teeth in your mouth from shifting due to missing teeth. Bridges can be attached onto prepared teeth, onto a dental implant, or they can be secured in place by your natural teeth. Bridges are customized to fit in the space of missing teeth so they are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
As with your natural teeth, the best way to keep crowns and bridges in tip-top shape is to have healthy dental habits. These include:
You should also avoid chewing hard food and ice to protect them from breaking or cracking.
Crowns and bridges are a great option to not only repair damaged teeth but to improve your smile as well. If you want to learn more about how we can help you with dental crowns and bridges in Knoxville, TN, give us a call today!