Crowns and bridges are used to replace either a partially lost tooth or missing teeth. Missing teeth aren’t only an aesthetic concern, the gap they leave can cause teeth to shift in undesirable ways resulting in a bad bite.
Crowns are used to cap damaged teeth or at the end of implants. Fillings are usually the first step when approaching tooth decay, but if there is more damage to the tooth than can be fixed by a filling, we will put on a crown. Crowns help your teeth maintain their shape, size, and more.
Instead of being used for repairs, bridges are used to replace one or more teeth. They act as an actual bridge between existing teeth to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges adhere to crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the gap. Then, false teeth are put in to fill the spaces. Bridges not only fill out your smile, but they can also help with proper chewing, speaking, and maintaining your face shape.