What are Crowns and Bridges
A popular cosmetic dental procedure we offer here at Travis Wilson D.M.D. is bridges and crowns. A bridge allows you to replace one or more teeth at one time. A crown is beneficial for improving the look of a tooth and for repairing broken or chipped teeth. These are dental devices that can help you improve your oral health and overall smile. Learn more about crowns and bridges and how you can choose our dental services today.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is an overlay that is applied to an existing tooth. This overlay is also known as a dental cap. The purpose is to protect chipped or broken teeth against decay, irritation, or infection. We apply crowns that are the same color as your existing tooth, in addition to gold crowns. Crowns are permanent solutions.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. With this type of treatment, the tooth that is inserted is braced by the surrounding teeth. This is achieved with a dental bridge that attaches to these existing teeth to hold a new tooth in position. The benefits of a dental bridge are to improve the overall position of your teeth and gums. Along with helping to improve your smile and ability to chew food, this saves the gum tissue from further breaking down.
How to Get Started
If you would like to get a dental crown or bridge to help improve your oral and dental health, we are here to assist you. We will begin with a routine dental exam to best determine your dental needs. From there, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan.