Whether you have recently had a root canal or you are missing a tooth, both crowns and bridgework are crucial for improving the overall look of your smile so that you can feel confident in the way that you look. Fortunately, crown and bridgework is easily done in the office and you can leave feeling better about your appearance because of the work that has been done.
What are Crowns and Bridgework?
Crowns and dental bridges are specially made in a dental lab for each patient. The crown or bridge is designed to replace missing or broken teeth and can do a wonderful job of restoring the smile completely. Crowns are ideal for teeth that are broken down but still in the mouth while bridgework is specifically designed for people who are missing one or more teeth.
What is Crown Lengthening?
A crown lengthening procedure is when excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped at the base of the tooth in order to expose more of the natural tooth, and additional tooth surface. Crown Lengthening allows a tooth to be properly restored with a crown or other restoration by recreating the required amount of exposed tooth needed.
This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
Who is a Good Candidate for Crowns and Dental Bridges?
Crowns are ideal for those who are either dealing with broken teeth or are interested in crown lengthening shorter teeth. Bridgework is great for replacing multiple teeth at once. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth or has a tooth that is broken down or cracked can easily benefit from a crown. Most patients who have had root canal therapy should also be fitted for a crown.
Benefits of Choosing Crowns or Bridgework
The dentist can help determine if you are a viable candidate for crowns, crown lengthening and bridgework. Here are some of the benefits of choosing both crowns and bridgework for a full, beautiful smile.
- Repair cracked, broken or damaged teeth.
- Restore teeth that have been compromised with root canal therapy.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Lengthen the tooth’s crown for a more seamless and healthy look.
If you want crowns and bridgework, contact us today!