What do you know about wearing a dental crown or a dental bridge? A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth and this restoration option is extremely useful for protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, for replacing a large filling, or for restoring a fractured tooth. Similarly, a dental crown can be used to cover a tooth after it’s had root canal therapy, or even to alter the appearance of your smile.
Conversely, if you’re missing a single tooth—or several consecutive teeth—a bridge may be the option you need. You see, a bridge is a restoration made of artificial teeth cemented to healthy teeth on both sides. If you have a gap in your smile, your other teeth could shift, and lead to a number of issues.
Fortunately, 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 Sean T. Ky at 626-792-0448. Our dentist, Dr. Sean Ky will be happy to assess the state of your smile and recommend the restoration that best fits your needs. We’re excited to hear from you soon.