Bridges are dental appliances that replace a section of missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth can often cause the remaining teeth to shift into the empty space. This causes an imbalance that can lead to a bad bite, gum disease, and other joint disorders. The purpose of a bridge is to span the gap left by missing teeth. At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we custom make each bridge for a more natural smile.
Crowns are used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure or tooth decay. There are many reasons why we may recommend placing a crown, such as:
- Broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
A crown can also be used to place a bridge or cover implants! Crowns have a very natural look and can be fit in seamlessly with your other teeth. They typically last a lifetime if cared for properly. As with all oral health, it is important to care for your crown or bridge by brushing and flossing daily.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 804-746-5327.