Damaged, decaying, or missing teeth can be a concern cosmetically for your smile, and they can also affect the overall health of your mouth. We often see patients whose missing teeth cause pain, discomfort, and sensitivity, making them more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay in the surrounding teeth. In these cases, crowns are a great option to restore oral health and improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
A Long-Term Solution
We only have one set of adult teeth, so once they become damaged or decayed, they will not be replaced. If you require a tooth extraction, or have already lost one or more teeth to decay, it can severely affect your ability to chew, eat, and speak clearly, and surrounding teeth may shift over time when there is space from a missing tooth.
Crowns are a permanent solution to maintain proper spacing along your upper or lower jaw, and they look and act just like real teeth, so they can help with chewing and speaking, and even restore your confidence so you can show off your beautiful teeth instead of displaying gaps when you talk and smile.
Rebuilding Your Smile
Dental crowns are a great protection against future decay or damage to your teeth, and can relieve pain or sensitivity that you were experiencing with decaying teeth. Crowns are very stable, providing you with all the functionality of real teeth, and many of them today have a very natural appearance to blend seamlessly into your smile.
Crowns come in a wide variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal. Porcelain and metal crowns are extremely durable, and can withstand a lot of force from chewing, biting, and other uses without chipping, cracking, or becoming damaged. While they are somewhat more fragile, ceramic crowns offer a more natural look, and can improve the aesthetics of your smile for teeth that do not experience as much force on a daily basis (such as front teeth).
For many people, a missing tooth can affect their ability to chew and speak clearly, and it can also affect a person's confidence from a cosmetic standpoint. If you want to restore the natural shape of your face, fill a gap, and prevent problems later, a bridge may be the best option.
Dental bridges are essentially false teeth, fused between crowns and designed to fill a gap where you are missing one or more teeth. The crowns on either side of the bridge are attached to your existing teeth, anchoring the bridge to keep it from moving. A bridge is a permanent solution, and is not removable like dentures. A patient with good oral hygiene habits and one or more missing teeth may find that a bridge is an optimal solution to fill in gaps and restore a healthy smile.
Benefits of Bridges
Dental bridges have many benefits for our patients. Missing teeth, or gaps in your mouth can allow other teeth to shift out of place, and leave your gums susceptible to disease, infection, and decay over time.
Tooth loss can make chewing and speaking difficult, but a bridge that replaces lost teeth with artificial teeth can restore your ability to chew food properly and speak clearly. It can also help you avoid the embarrassment that sometimes comes with missing teeth, restoring your confidence in a beautiful smile.
Finally, a bridge can reduce the likelihood that you will have problems with your bite or teeth alignment later in life, which could require significant dental work to correct. It's an effective preventive measure to maintain a healthy bite.
Call for a Consultation Today
At Esquire Dental Centres, we have a whole team of dental surgeons with experience in cosmetic dentistry. Call for a private consultation to discuss how dental crowns or bridges can restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.
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