Dental crowns and bridges can restore the form and function of your smile.
As we become older, our teeth may become more brittle and have structural issues due to oral conditions such as tooth decay and bruxism (tooth grinding during sleep) which can cause chipping and cracking. A restorative and cosmetic solution to a severely damaged tooth, a dental crown is used as a ‘cap’ to restore the lost tooth structure and is bonded over the tooth to ensure it is stable and protected from further damage.
Treatment for dental crowns takes three appointments:
If looked after properly, a dental crown can last up to ten years.
A dental bridge is comprised of three or more dental crowns that have been fused together, the outer crowns are bonded to the teeth adjacent to the site of tooth loss, literally ‘bridging the gap’ left by a lost tooth. Sometimes a dental implant may be a better solution to this situation.
The treatment process for dental bridges is similar to getting a dental crown: it takes three appointments and if looked after properly a dental bridge can last up to 10 years. Replacing a missing tooth has many health benefits: for example, it prevents remaining teeth from becoming crooked. Crooked teeth can lead to further oral health issues such as a bad bite. The other benefit of replacing missing tooth is that it improves your oral hygiene, looks after your gums and makes eating easier.
If you have lost a tooth and want to know how the team here at Marriott & Hand can help you, please contact us today.