When Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Needed?
What you need to know about dental crowns and bridges
You should consider dental crowns and bridgework if you are missing one or more teeth. You should also consider these options if your teeth are broken, damaged, or have unsightly metal fillings. You can have the smile you’ve always wanted thanks to new dental techniques and materials. You also need to seek out a highly skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Paul Herrera at Rockledge Dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas.
Dental bridgework can replace one missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth, to make your smile whole again. Bridges are much more natural looking than partials. and are also more convenient because you don’t have to take them out to clean them. They are a permanent part of your smile, anchored securely on your adjacent teeth.
Dental crowns are placed on teeth that are broken, damaged, decayed or have a large metal filling. Your Lawrence dentist, Dr. Herrera, wants you to know that dental crowns provide a protective armor-like cap over teeth, protecting your teeth from breakage or fracture. Dental crowns actually make your teeth stronger, unlike large metal fillings, which can weaken teeth.
Some of the materials available for your crowns include: Zirconia, Lithium Disilicate, Porcelain fused to metal, and metal. Zirconia is tooth colored and super strong, and is replacing metal crowns that were commonly done in the past. Lithium Disilicate mimics the natural tooth and is very strong. Porcelain fused to metal and metal restorations are being replaced by newer and stronger materials that mimic the natural dentition.
Dr. Herrera will provide you with a completely natural-looking smile by color-matching the crown to your existing teeth. Your smile will look seamless and beautiful.
Crowns and bridgework can provide you with the protection and beauty you need for your smile. You owe it to yourself to look your best, and your smile is what you show to the world. Don’t wait to have a great smile. Call Dr. Paul Herrera at Rockledge Dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas and find out more about the versatility of dental crowns and bridgework. Call today and get started on your strong and beautiful smile!