Are Crowns and Bridges Right for My Smile?
By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
January 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out if a dental bridge is all you need to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

A smile that has missing teeth poses a hazard to your oral health. Not only does it make your smile look less than ideal butdental crowns and bridges it can also cause further complications like bone loss, changes to your facial structure and shifting teeth. Before this happens to you find out if your Rockville, MD dentist Dr. Mehr Tucker can improve your smile with a dental bridge.

Who should consider getting crowns and bridges?

If a tooth is cracked, fractured, or broken but still intact then a dental crown may be the best option for you. But if you need to replace one or several missing teeth, or your tooth is so severely decayed, cracked, broken or damaged that it needs to be removed then your dentist in Rockville, MD may recommend getting a dental bridge.

What is a dental crown and bridge?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap usually made from porcelain that is custom-designed to fit over the entire crown of your tooth to restore full function and to improve your tooth’s appearance.

A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or several missing teeth. A dental crown is on either side of the bridge with a false tooth or teeth in the middle. The crowns are then cemented over healthy neighboring teeth to help anchor the dental bridge into place. Neither crowns nor bridges are removable.

Before we can place your dental restoration we will need to prepare your teeth first. If you are just getting crowns we will shave down a portion of your teeth to make room for the new crown. If you are getting a dental bridge the two neighboring teeth that will hold the bridge into place will also need to be shaved down prior to placing the two crowns over your teeth.

Do dental crowns or bridges seem like a great option for your tooth loss? If so, then let’s talk. Call your general dentist in Rockville to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mehr Tucker DDS, LLC.

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