Reinforce Your Teeth
If you would like to repair missing or damaged teeth, a crown or bridge may be a great option for you. These fixtures are situated permanently in your mouth and can only be removed by a dentist, unlike dentures.
How Do I Know if a Crown or Bridge is the Best Choice for Me?
At Appletree Dental, we typically use bridges and crowns for the function of:
- Protecting a weak tooth.
- Covering or reinforcing a damaged, poorly structured, or discolored tooth.
- Hiding a dental implant.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dentists use bridges as a tool to close in gaps from missing teeth. They are typically made of alloys, gold, or porcelain. Your dentist may need to cut down the structure of your teeth on both sides of the bridge in order to give you a good fit.
What is a Dental Crown?
Perhaps you have a weak tooth that needs to be protected. Maybe you have a cavity that is too large for a filling, or you need to cover a dental implant. These can all be treated with a dental crown–a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the tops of your natural teeth. At Appletree Dental, we use a variety of materials to make caps. Whether you require metal or porcelain, your dentist will choose the material that is best suited for you.