Do you ever wonder what you should do if you have missing, cracked, or even chipped teeth? Naturally, these problems could impact the appearance of your smile—but do you know how you should fix these types of imperfections? There are a number of options to consider, two of them being the benefits of a crown versus a bridge.
A crown is used to cover a damaged tooth, and this restoration is extremely useful for protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, for replacing a large filling, or for restoring a fractured tooth. Similarly, a dental crown can be used to cover a tooth after it’s had root canal therapy, or even to alter the appearance of your smile.
Whether you’re missing a single tooth—or several consecutive teeth—a bridge might be a good option for you. A bridge is a restoration made of artificial teeth cemented to healthy teeth on both sides. If you have a gap in your smile, your other teeth could shift, and lead to a number of issues.
Fortunately, crowns and bridges can offer many of the same benefits. For example, having a crown or bridge placed can improve the appearance of your smile, especially because the size, shape, and color of your restoration can be matched to your natural teeth.
If you’re interested in learning more about a crown or a bridge—or your other restoration options—please don’t hesitate to contact Chamberland Dentistry at 931-684-9167. Our dentist, Dr. Pam Chamberland will be happy to assess the state of your smile and recommend the restoration that best fits your needs.