What you Should Know About Bridges and Crowns

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You probably know that when you have a fractured, chipped, or missing tooth, you should have the problem addressed—especially if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Fortunately, there are a number of options you should consider, including a dental bridge or a crown. 

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth, for example, if it is cracked or fractured. Similarly, if your tooth is chipped, a crown can help. And if you’ve had root canal therapy, our dentist will cap it with a crown to protect it from further infection.

If you’re missing a single tooth—or several consecutive teeth—a bridge can also be used to restore your smile. Bridges are made of artificial teeth cemented to healthy teeth on both sides. 

Please remember that if you have a gap in your smile, your other teeth could shift, and lead to a number of issues. Regardless of the option you choose, crowns and bridges can offer many of the same benefits. For instance, having a crown or bridge placed can improve the appearance of your smile, especially because the size, shape, and color of your restoration can be matched to your natural teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about a crown or a bridge—or your other restoration options—please don’t hesitate to contact Aesthetic Dentistry Associates at 281-446-4700. Our dentist, Dr. David Umansky will be happy to assess the state of your smile and recommend the restoration that best fits your needs.