August 14, 2016
If you’re struggling with damaged or missing teeth, daily activities can be challenging. Eating is difficult when you’re missing teeth, and it can be painful if your tooth is damaged. When your smile is not 100% you may feel embarrassed about your teeth, which diminishes your confidence. A dental crown or bridge may be the right option for you, and Dr. Michael Olson can help! Your dentist in Beaumont discusses restoring your smile with crown and bridge therapy.
What is a Dental Crown?
When your tooth becomes fractured, injured, or damaged beyond the scope of what a filling can repair your dentist may recommend a crown. Designed to replace your damaged tooth, a crown fits over your natural tooth structure like a cap. Typically made of porcelain, your crown is custom blended to match your existing teeth and complete your smile. You’ll also enjoy the same functions you had with your natural tooth, as you’ll be able to eat, chew, brush, and floss as you normally would.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Ideal for repairing missing teeth, a bridge uses prosthetic teeth anchored to dental crowns to fill in the space left by your missing teeth. Bridges work well for replacing one to three adjacent missing teeth. Your bridge will be customized by your dentist to match your healthy remaining teeth, and with the right home care and regular dental check ups, your bridge can potentially last for many years.
Missing Teeth and Oral Health
When you’re missing one or more of your teeth, it’s important to think about replacing them. Missing teeth are a downward spiral that can lead to more missing teeth, and this is because your remaining healthy teeth may begin to shift into the open space, causing bite misalignment and potential for fractures and damage.
Below your gum line, your jawbone is also at risk to lose density, or deteriorate. This can put you at risk for concerns such as periodontal disease and further tooth loss. It can also change the appearance of your face.
At West End Dental Group, Dr. Olson has years of experience in restoring patient’s smiles with crown and bridge therapy. He’ll be happy to discuss your options for tooth replacement with you, and you may be surprised to find that you have multiple options to choose from.
Don’t struggle with missing teeth any longer! Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olson.
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