Crown and Bridge Work
Crowns are a very valuable treatment to restore the strength of a tooth. If a tooth has broken or had many fillings in the past it will be weaker due to the stress of constant chewing and grinding pressures on the margins where the tooth and filling meet. A crown fits over the top of the prepared tooth and wraps it just like the original enamel did, protecting it from uneven forces. Crowns can restore the beauty of your tooth making it look completely natural again.
If an implant for missing teeth isn’t a good option for you, crown and bridge work is a great alternative when you have missing teeth. When there is a large gap due to missing teeth in a person’s smile, it can affect many things, the ability to eat and chew food properly and to have confidence when flashing a smile are just two examples. Remaining teeth may drift and move out of alignment compromising your health as well. Crown and bridgework can solve this problem. The two natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth space are treated by doing crown preparations and a “fake tooth or teeth” called pontics are attached to these crowns. This work restores the chewing surface and maintains proper spacing. It can help restore and maintain your smile for years to come.