Dental Crowns and Bridges Make Your Smile Whole Again
When your teeth suffer decay or damage above the roots, sometimes a filling is all you need to get them back into shape. However, in cases of severe decay, you may need to replace more than the inside of the teeth. Whether you’ve recently had a root canal, you grind your teeth excessively, or are simply not satisfied with the way your teeth look, dental bridges and dental crowns in Chestnut Hill, MA, can restore your smile and your quality of life. Our multispecialty team—made up of general dentists, periodontists, and an endodontist—was trained at some of the most prestigious dental education institutions in the country. Their expertise in both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry enables them to deliver amazing results: New teeth that seamlessly blend with their surrounding teeth and look just like the real thing. Let’s take a look at what dental crowns and dental bridges are and gain an understanding of why you might need one versus the other depending upon the state of your smile.
Dental crowns, sometimes called caps, are individual artificial teeth. These are generally made of durable, glossy porcelain and can be used to cover teeth that have been significantly worn down by decay or damage (yet retain their natural roots) or can be fitted onto dental implant posts, which act as artificial roots. Our team takes great care to make sure your crowns match the color and shine of their surrounding teeth. With dental crowns and proper dental hygiene, you can reclaim the appearance and function of your natural teeth for years to come.
Dental bridges, which are comprised of two or more crowns connected in a row, allow us to replace more teeth in a shorter amount of time than through individual crowns or dental implants. The outermost crowns are anchored to the jaw with dental implant posts or living tooth roots. The crowns in between are supported by those teeth, creating a bridge that spans the area of missing teeth. Like individual dental crowns, dental bridges are made to match your natural tooth color and can give you the appearance of having a full set of healthy teeth once again.
Life After Receiving Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges
Comfortable, carefree eating, drinking, laughing, and smiling
Natural tooth appearance
Customized, reliable fit
Permanent solution for missing full teeth and crowns
Take the first step in restoring your smile and your health. Call for a consultation today!