A dental crown acts as a tooth-shaped cap that covers a weakened or damaged tooth.
For patients who need to replace missing teeth or restore broken teeth, dental bridges and dental crowns offer an affordable and lasting solution for restoring the form and function of any smile. At Prime Dental, Dr. Cardwell provides the compassionate dental care his patients need to look and feel their best. If you want to restore your smile to health, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cardwell.
Dental bridges close the gap in a smile created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns placed on either side of the gap and a series of replacement teeth that close the gap. The replacement teeth, called pontics, will be made to look just like an ideal version of the tooth it is replacing
When a gap develops in your smile, it can cause long-term problems to your oral health. Teeth that neighbor the gap will start to shift and move to fill the space. This cascading effect can lead to additional tooth loss and the deterioration of your jawbone. There are multiple permanent ways to restore these gaps, and we will work with you to find a solution for your specific needs and budget. If not treated, a gap in your smile can permanently alter the health of your smile.
For some, an implant is the best solution, but for others, a bridge can be ideal and more economical.