If you’ve ever had a root canal, you may remember how fragile your tooth was between the procedure and when the crown was placed. Most of the time, dental crowns are used to cover damaged, fragile or decayed teeth. They allow your natural teeth to remain in place, but protect them from further decay. Your Smile Shapers dentist may also use crowns to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth.
Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, ceramic, or metal. These materials are as hard enough to withstand the regular wear and tear of daily activities. For noticeably visible teeth, crowns can be made to match your natural enamel, so no one will be able to tell that you’ve had dental work done!
Bridges are an option when multiple teeth are missing in a row. The restoration spans the gap between remaining teeth, stabilizing your bite, holding the remaining teeth in place. Typically, bridges are attached to a dental crown that has been fitted to a natural tooth or to a dental implant. They may be made from the same materials as dental crowns, and may be made to match your smile.
Call Today – Whether you have a tooth that has had a root canal or have a few missing teeth, you’ll need a prosthetic to keep your remaining teeth aligned and stable. Our Richmond dentists can help save your smile and natural teeth. Call today for an appointment today!