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Bridges and Crowns

Bridges and Crowns

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If you have lost a tooth, you should consider dental implants. It’s important, not just for aesthetic reasons, but to ensure the gap in your smile doesn’t do further damage.

Even out your smile with a bridge. A bridge is created where a tooth is missing in your smile – it holds a false tooth in place by using your existing teeth as anchors. A missing tooth not only affects your appearance, but can place strain on your other teeth. When teeth next to an empty space lean into the gap it alters the way your upper and lower teeth fit together and can lead to future issues, such as decay and gum disease.

Crowns are used to rebuild teeth that are broken or weakened by decay. A crown can also be used to cover up large, unsightly fillings. Fitting over the remaining tooth, crowns provide needed strength and shape to your damaged natural tooth. Crowns are often placed on the back teeth, but smaller crowns are also available for the front eight teeth.