Dental crowns or bridges can fill in the cracks and missing teeth
Crowns and the majority of bridges are fixed artificial devices that are used for tooth decay treatment. They cannot be removed except by a dentist, as they are firmly cemented onto teeth or implants.
Dental crowns can help to repair a damaged tooth or broken teeth caused by tooth decay. The crown gives strength to the damaged tooth, restores teeth function and can improve the chipped tooth’s appearance.
A bridge is one of the options possible that can be used to replace a missing tooth or replace missing teeth. Here at You First Dental in Airdrie we can offer both crowns and bridges tooth decay treatment.
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How does a dental crown help with cracked or missing teeth?
Dental crowns covers or “caps” a damaged tooth and provides strength to it, as well as improving the tooth’s appearance and shape. A crown may also be put over a dental implant to improve its function and appearance.
At You First Dental in Airdrie we can offer crowns in ceramic or porcelain, which we can match to the colour of your existing teeth. We can also access metal alloys and gold, which often have more strength than porcelain and can be used on back teeth where they are not as noticeable.
Dental crowns are used to:
So what about a dental bridge?
We may recommend a bridge if one or more of your teeth are missing. Spaces left behind by missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift or rotate into the gap causing a bad bite, this can lead to problems with oral health and can sometimes lead to temporomandibular joint disorder, which can cause headaches and muscle pain.
A dental bridge spans the space where a tooth is missing and is cemented to remaining natural teeth or implants that are adjacent to the space. These teeth are called abutments and act like anchors for the bridge. A new tooth, which is called a pontic, is fixed to the crowns that cover over the abutments.
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Don’t let missing or damaged teeth ruin your day
Missing and damaged teeth not only affect the teeth’s function, but they can affect your interaction with other people. Dental crowns and bridges offer the possibility of improving the appearance of a broken tooth and restore teeth to give them a more natural appearance.
If you think you need this type of treatment then you should call us at You First Dental here in Airdrie to arrange an appointment or free consultation and discuss a suitable option for you.