Restoring your smile to its original beauty and health
Crowns and bridges replace individual teeth lost to gum disease, injury, or other causes, restoring the look and health of your smile. Crowns are supported by trimmed down teeth, posts, or implants while bridges are supported by the neighbouring tooth or teeth. Both complete the smile and help to stabilize the mouth and jaw, allowing you to continue eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence.
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
Lost teeth are not only embarrassing and unattractive, but they actually undermine the health of the mouth. Without a tooth to hold the place, gum tissue can atrophy and other teeth can shift, creating misalignment, jaw problems, and pain. Crowns and bridges fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, protecting the mouth from further damage and restoring the smile.
Which one do I need: a crown or a bridge?
Simply put, a crown replaces a single missing tooth, whereas a bridge can replace two or more missing teeth, as long as they’re adjacent. Crowns are rooted to the gum either with a ground-down tooth or with a post or implant. Bridges, on the other hand, are attached to the neighbouring teeth for support. Both crowns and bridges are permanent dental restorations. For more information about crowns and bridges and how they can help improve your smile, contact your dental care professionals in Newmarket at College Manor Dental Centre.