The Importance of Dental Crowns and Bridges
By Eagle Creek Dentistry
January 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Not sure whether your smile could benefit from what these restorations have to offer?

What you eat matters to your smile. While you know that eating too much sugar can be harmful to your teeth, did you also know that dental crownseating too many hard candies can also lead to a dental emergency like a broken or damaged tooth? Of course, there are other situations like infections and trauma that can lead to damaged, weak or even knocked-out teeth that our Naples, FL dentist, Dr. JW Valentine, can restore, but have you considered crowns and bridges as any of your restorative options?

All of your teeth are crucial for a healthy mouth and to maintain proper alignment. Unfortunately, tooth loss can happen to anyone. And if it has happened to you then replacing your teeth is vitally important in order to maintain proper function. Fortunately, a dental bridge could be the best way to replace one or more missing teeth.

A dental bridge contains artificial teeth and can be removable or fixed in place. Fixed bridges use dental crowns on two surrounding healthy teeth to help support the false teeth in the middle. Sometimes the artificial teeth will be bonding right to the dental crowns. If you get removable bridges, on the other hand, they will be supported and held in place by metal clasps.

Getting a dental bridge is important if you have missing teeth because it doesn’t just prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting out of alignment but it also provides support for your lips and cheeks. If you’ve lost a molar or back tooth, this can cause the mouth to sink and affect your facial structure. To prevent these changes, a dental bridge can be put in place by our Naples general dentist to provide the support your mouth needs to function properly.

While dental crowns are used to support a bridge they can also be used on their own to cover and strengthen a tooth that is weak or damaged. If you’ve had extensive decay that a filling can’t support, if you’ve had to get a root canal to remove an infected dental pulp or even if you have a tooth that has severe imperfections, getting a dental crown could improve the appearance and health of your damaged smile.

Do you need to get a dental crown or bridge in Naples, FL? If so, why not turn to the dental experts at Eagle Creek Dentistry, who can give you a realistic and beautiful restoration? Call us today!


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