Crowns are used to restore teeth that break, crack, have very large fillings, or have had a root canal. A crown is made to fit entirely over the damaged tooth to make it whole and functional again. Crowns are very strong and will last for many years. There are several types of crowns, including the single appointment CEREC crown , and Dr. Beadling will discuss the options with you to decide which type of crown would best suit your needs.
- A missing tooth or teeth
- Potential bite and jaw joint problems from teeth shifting to fill the space
- The "sunken face" look associated with missing teeth
- Desire to improve chewing ability
- Desire for a more permanent solution than dentures
Bridges (as seen to the right) are used to replace missing teeth and there are several types of bridges including gold, porcelain, or reinforced resin bridges. Bridges, like crowns, are bonded or cemented to the teeth and are very strong. Bridges work best in situations where there is just one or two teeth missing.
Ask one of our hygienists if a bridge might be a good option for you.