If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there aren’t enough teeth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. At Aegis Dental, Dr. Chandy recommends a crown, to correct one of these conditions. Dr. Chandy’s primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Implant and Implant crowns are the first and best option recommended by Dr. Chandy, in order to avoid compromising the adjacent healthy tooth structures. Bridges also can help restore your smile. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Dr. Chandy evaluates the situation and recommends what’s best in each of the situations.
Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can’t be removed. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge, its success depends on the foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
If you are looking for a dentist that can answer your questions and work on your Crowns & Bridges, please call 972-492-6700 or book online for your appointment.