- A Dental Crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to cover all visible surfaces of a misshapen or damaged tooth crowns may be an ideal solution for you if you have a damaged tooth that cannot be easily restored with fillings or dental bonding.
A Dental Bridge is a beautifully natural prosthetic tooth that is held in the gap left by a missing tooth. The bridge is bonded in position by crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the new false tooth. Dental bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth or up to three in a row.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Two types of dentures are available, complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
How can I fix my teeth and smile?
Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement
When Do I Need Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. If a missing tooth goes un-replaced, the other teeth may shift out of alignment, causing further dental damage. Crooked teeth also become difficult to clean, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
I have dentures. Is it necessary for me to still see my dentist?
Visits to the dentist include more than just “checking teeth.” While patients who wear dentures no longer have to worry about dental decay, they may have concerns with ill-fitting appliances or mouth sores to name a few. Annual visits to the dentist (or sooner if soreness is present) are recommended. During these visits, an oral cancer screening and head and neck exam will be performed as well as an evaluation of the fit or need for replacement of the existing appliances. Regular visits can help you to avoid more complicated problems down the road.