Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to repair or replace missing and damaged teeth. The office of Heresi Dental Care brings you high-quality porcelain crowns and bridges that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Crowns or “caps” are effective replacements for missing teeth, but are also to cover and protect (or cap) teeth that are damaged and weak.
A dental bridge, on the other hand, is used when you are missing more than one tooth in a row with healthy teeth on either side. The gap created by missing teeth can cause the other nearby teeth to shift, creating bite issues. This can be avoided by using a custom dental bridge to fill the gap. A bridge is attached to the nearby natural teeth which are treated with crowns for stability.
Caring for your crown and bridge restorations:
When maintained well, crowns and bridges can protect and enhance your smile for years to come. The most important step in caring for your restorations is to maintain good oral hygiene comprised of at-home care such as brushing twice a day, flossing every day, and by visiting our office for regular checkups and cleanings once in every six months. One should also avoid chewing very hard foods and biting down on hard objects in order to prevent damage to their crown and bridge restorations.
For more information about crowns, bridges or other restorative dental care treatments, please contact our Fall Hill location or Falcon Drive location to schedule a consultation. Ask us about convenient options for financing your dental treatment.