Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Crowns or Bridges
If you have any damaged teeth, it is crucial to visit your dentist as soon as possible to discuss restoration solutions. There are many options available, but dental crowns and bridges are the most popular. It can be tricky to figure out which is best for you, so here are a few questions to help you narrow the decision down further.
Which Is Better?
Comparing the two is kind of like comparing apples to oranges. A dental crown
is often used to repair or replace one single missing tooth, while dental brides are more commonly used to substitute for several teeth. Crowns are typically attached to the top of a damaged tooth or a dental implant, while brides alternatively attach to two teeth that surround the are missing teeth.
What Can They Fix?
When one or more teeth have been lost entirely, a dental bridge is recommended. However, crowns can be used for:
- Covering a dental implant
- As a replacement for a filling that is too large
- Restore a tooth that is fractured or cracked
- Strengthen a tooth that has been weakened due to a root canal
What Are the Benefits?
The benefit for both, and for all restoration dentistry, is to bring increased oral health to the mouth. Crowns can often be used to prevent further issues down the line, such as helping a fractured tooth regain its strength.
How Long Will They Last?
Like most things in life, their longevity depends on the care given to them. Make sure to continue a dentist prescribed oral health regiment and ensure proper brushing and flossing.
Restore Your Teeth
No matter the method chosen, it is just important to restore your teeth! If you think you can benefit from bridges or crowns, call us to set up an appointment as soon as possible.