January 6, 2016
No matter how well you care for your teeth, there’s no accounting for life that gets in the way… like accidents, or surprise bits of decay. It’s true — even men and women with the best dental habits occasionally need a little intervention along the way. When your smile needs help getting back to healthy, a dental crown or bridge in Worcester may be the best solution. But what does that mean exactly, crown and bridge? The Common Park Dental team is here with more.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Worcester
While crowns and bridges are related, they remain two decidedly different options in restorative dental care. First we’ll take a quick look at dental crowns, then we’ll move on to bridges.
Dental Crowns Restore Decayed or Damaged Teeth
The thing to remember about dental crowns is that they’re used for restoring existing teeth that have been damaged by decay, accidents or as a result of genetics.
A dental crown is a thin covering that fits securely around the damaged tooth, covering the entire surface to restore its strength, appearance and function. In addition to these important restorations, a crown also protects the tooth from further decay or damage. Crowns are usually made of either porcelain, ceramic or another sturdy material.
Dental Bridges Replace One or More MIssing Teeth
While dental crowns help you regain the strength of a damaged tooth, dental bridges are used to replace teeth that have gone missing for any number of reasons. A dental bridge can replace one or several missing teeth in a row by using prosthetic teeth surrounded by two dental crowns.
Dental bridges are secured using the surrounding two natural teeth as anchors. A crown will be attached to each of these teeth to keep the prosthetic teeth stable and super secure in the mouth. One significant advantage of a dental bridge is that it keeps the surrounding teeth from drifting around in the mouth — a common occurrence with tooth loss that can cause real problems later on.
Need a Replacement or Restoration? Contact Common Park Dental
Whether it’s a dental crown or dental bridge you and your smile need, you can feel confident knowing you’re in expert hands at Common Park Dental. We’ll thoroughly examine your mouth and discuss your smile goals to fully understand what’s best for you and your teeth before putting together a treatment plan that’s just for you.
This year, get the tooth restoration or replacement you need at Common Park Dental in Worcester MA. Contact us to book your appointment for dental crowns or bridges today! We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have about tooth replacement and restoration in Worcester.
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