Proper function of speaking, eating and drinking are often compromised when you suffer from tooth loss and this can have a number of negative effects on your health. Luckily modern dentistry provides a range of options for replacing missing teeth, from traditional dentures to dental crowns and bridges. Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and helps maintain good oral hygiene. Dental crowns and Dental bridges are the most effective way of restoring damaged teeth.
If you have spaces in your mouth due to a missing tooth or teeth you can be a candidate for Dental bridge work. Bridges are custom made to fill in the space with a false tooth or teeth. The false tooth is then attached by the bridge to the two other teeth in the surrounding space, bridging them together. The main advantage of having dental bridge work is that bridges look natural, and usually require only two visits to your dentist. If spaces from missing teeth are left untreated, they can cause your teeth and gums to become increasingly susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. If you maintain good oral hygiene, your bridges should last as many as ten years or more.
As we get older, many of us find ourselves with teeth that are no longer structurally sound. When the entire surface of your tooth is the problem, but the root system is still intact, a crown might be a viable treatment option. Dental crowns cover the entire outer surface of your affected tooth and add durability, strength, and stability to the tooth. The dentist will make an impression of your affected tooth and then create a specific dental crown. The main advantage of having a porcelain crown is that they are most aesthetically pleasing and match your surrounding teeth. If you require restorative dentistry, speak to your dentist about the best options for your specific oral situation.