Crowns and Bridges -
Both Functional and Beautiful
Crowns and Bridges can be made from several types of materials. There are porcelain crowns and gold crowns. A crown may be recommended when there is not enough tooth structure to hold a filling. A bridge may be recommended to replace missing teeth.
More About Bridges
If you have a gap in your smile, a bridge might be a good treatment option for you. A bridge is a false tooth that is anchored on the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. They are used to fill in any gaps left in your smile that may be due to trauma, decay, or other unfortunate circumstances. They bridge the gap between healthy remaining teeth and help your existing teeth stay strong and function as they should. Fixed bridges are a more permanent option and there are also temporary and removable bridges that may be used.
More About Crowns
Dental crowns are a great way to improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. Whether you're looking for a temporary crown or a permanent one, it is one option used to improve your teeth while keeping the look of a natural tooth. Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain and are a great cosmetic option for those who aren't interested in dental implants and have enough of the natural, healthy tooth base remaining to support the crown.
How to Care For Your Bridges and Crowns
Good oral hygiene is important after you get a bridge or crown. Brushing every single day and flossing will help your tooth or teeth last longer and look better. It's also important to visit your dentist every six months to make sure your teeth, crowns and bridges are in healthy and undamaged. If it's been a while since you've checked in with a dentist, give Dr. Margaret C. Garcia's office a call and schedule a check up and teeth cleaning today!