Your smile is one of the first things a person notices about you, drawing attention to your face. Smiling is also a good way to boost your confidence, making you seem friendly and approachable. That said, if you have cracked, broken, or missing teeth, you may feel uneasy about doing this as a habit. Fortunately, Loveland Dental Group offers crowns and bridges as great solutions. Your orthodontics specialist talks about your options in this post.
A dental crown is used to cover a fractured tooth. It helps strengthen its structure and improve its shape, appearance, and alignment. It is best to use a ceramic or porcelain crown if you want to have a natural-looking smile. Acrylic, gold, and metal crowns are known for their durability, making them ideal options for your back teeth.
Crowns may be used to replace a large filling, particularly when there’s not much remaining tooth. Apart from restoring a damaged tooth, your trusted dentist may also use them to protect teeth which are weak, poorly shaped, or discolored. We may apply them on areas that underwent a root canal procedure as well. If you have a dental implant, we may place a crown on top of it to create a tooth-like shape, too.
Missing teeth may leave empty spaces, which may cause the neighboring teeth to shift into the gaps. You may develop a bad bite, gum diseases, and even temporomandibular joint disorders when this happens. We might install a dental bridge to prevent these problems.
Dental bridges serve as replacement teeth, spanning the space left by your missing teeth. They are cemented to the implants or natural teeth surrounding the empty gaps, acting as anchors for the bridge. They come available in ceramic or porcelain material to easily match your teeth’s natural color.
If you are looking for a reliable adult or pediatric dentist and high-quality dental services, turn to Loveland Dental Group. Apart from crowns and bridges, we also offer teeth cleaning, dental implants, and more. Call us today at (704) 312-8889, or complete our form to learn more about crowns and bridges. We serve Cornelius, Huntersville, and nearby NC areas.