Trauma, tooth decay, gradual wear, and post-treatment weakness are all contributing factors to the overall deterioration of healthy teeth. As your mouth compensates for poor dental health, other issues can arise. This is why if you have damaged or missing teeth, crowns and bridges may be a suitable treatment for you.
Crowns can successfully restore and replace natural teeth through the strategic placement of an artificial tooth or layer of biocompatible material. Crowns are strong, long-lasting and look great. Virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, crowns restore function and aesthetically enhance your smile by fitting precisely over a tooth.
A bridge can replace up to three teeth. Teeth on either side of the space are crowned, with the space then filled with the artificial teeth anchored to each crown.
Advantages of replacing missing teeth include:
- Improved appearance
- Improved function with chewing and speaking
- Prevention of teeth from moving
- Prevention of damaging stress to the surrounding teeth