Find out how these two dental restorations can turn your oral health around.
There are people who are dealing with damaged teeth or missing teeth but just don’t know where to start to address the problem. This is where Dr. Mitchell Pasenkoff a restorative dentist from Norfolk, MA can help. The sooner you seek help for missing or damaged teeth the better for the outcome of your smile. Here’s how a dental crown or bridge could improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance.
What are dental crowns and bridges?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore it and improve how it functions. While this is how crowns are most commonly used it isn’t its only purpose. Crowns are also used to support and stabilize a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth and they can also be used to improve the appearance of a malformed or discolored tooth.
A bridge is an oral prosthetic that Dr. Mitchell of Norfolk, MA, will use to replace a missing permanent tooth. This bridge will fill that gap left over by the missing tooth and it will require placing two dental crowns on either side of the gap to support the false tooth in the middle.
You might benefit from crowns and bridges if you need to:
- Protect a weak or damaged (e.g. cracked; fractured) tooth
- Preserve a tooth after root canal treatment
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
Both restorations are custom-made and they are often made from strong durable material such as ceramic or porcelain because these materials also look just like natural tooth enamel. Crowns and bridges might just provide your smile and oral health with the boost it needs too.
Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges in the Norfolk, MA area? Do you want to find out if one or both of these restorations could improve the health and appearance of your smile? If so, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pasenkoff today. Call our office to learn more.