The Benefits Of Crowns And Bridges

By Louis Ruland
January 04, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out the benefits of dental crown and bridges from your Annapolis, MD dentists.

It can be rather frustrating to damage or even lose a tooth. What are you supposed to do? You may be feeling a bit lost at the moment but crowns and bridgeslet our Annapolis, MD dentists--Dr. Louis Ruland, Dr. John Ruland and Dr. Michael Ruland--be your compass. When you come in for treatment we can easily steer you in the right direction so that you always get a dental restoration that suits your needs. Find out more about dental crowns and bridges today!

What is a dental crown and when is it used?

Chances are pretty good that you know what a dental crown is even if you haven’t needed to get one yourself. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the crown of your natural tooth to restore function and strength back into a weak and damaged tooth. A crown can also be used to improve the appearance of a malformed, misshapen or severely discolored tooth. A dental crown is often used after root canal therapy.

Who could benefit from a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is an oral prosthetic that is used to bridge the gap where one or more teeth used to be. If you are missing one or more teeth in a row then a dental bridge could be the ideal solution. A dental crown is used on both ends of the bridge to support the false tooth or teeth. Healthy natural teeth will need to be prepped ahead of time so that the crowns will fit over them to support your bridge. Then the false teeth will be cemented to the crowns to fill that empty space.

Untreated tooth loss can cause serious complications for your oral health, from an uneven bite (which can damage teeth) to teeth shifting out of alignment. It can also leave you prone to developing a TMJ disorder. That’s why it’s so important that you talk to our Annapolis general dentists about the best restoration to replace your missing tooth.

Do you think a dental crown or bridge is the right option for you? If so, the next step is to visit Ruland Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD so that we can examine your smile and decide if your smile is ideal for this restorative treatment.