When you have missing teeth, your remaining teeth can loosen, which may lead to additional tooth loss. Crowns and bridges are often a solution that can fill the gaps and restore your mouth back to a healthy state.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
The dentist can restore your damaged teeth and greatly improve their strength, appearance, and longevity with individually custom-fitted and manufactured porcelain Dental Crowns which resemble the tone and contour of your natural teeth.
First, your dentist will reduce and contour the tooth. An impression of your teeth and gums is made and sent to a lab for fabrication. In the interim, you’ll receive a temporary Dental Crown. When your new Dental Crown is ready, it is placed on your tooth where it is then cemented in place.
Porcelain Dental Crowns are recommended after Root Canal treatment because the tooth is left brittle and prone to fracturing which could result in the need to extract the tooth. Some patients decide not to get a Dental Crown due to cost. This could result in a fracture that more than likely cannot be restored. The result will cost you more time and money than you had originally planned for.
Some dental benefit insurance companies will cover part of the costs.
A Dental Bridge is a porcelain tooth permanently attached to your natural teeth. It is permanently cemented into the mouth, providing solid support to the structure of the jaw and preventing adjacent teeth from shifting. For lost teeth, a Dental Bridge spans the spaces left by missing teeth.