Restorative dentistry techniques like crowns and bridges can repair dental problems like cracked, decaying, or missing teeth. Damaged or missing teeth need to be promptly addressed to keep your mouth functioning as it should. If you need dental repairs, talk to general dentist Jeffrey Osborne, DDS, and the Smiles of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas team about whether a crown or a bridge could be right for you. Call now or go online to schedule your appointment.
If you have a damaged or missing tooth, you need restorative dentistry care to address the problem area and to ensure that neighboring teeth aren’t negatively affected by the issue. You could need restorative dentistry for many reasons, including tooth decay, tooth breakage, or tooth extraction.
Restorative dentistry includes dental crowns and bridges. Restorative dentistry techniques like crowns and bridges let the providers at Smiles of Fort Worth restore your bite and smile. With effective restorative dentistry, your ability to eat, speak, and feel good about your smile remains intact after tooth damage or tooth loss.
Crowns and bridges are some of the most common forms of dental restoration performed by the team. Each technique addresses different dental problems and has unique benefits.
Dental crowns offer an excellent way to strengthen and stabilize a damaged tooth. Your provider prepares your tooth to receive the crown. Then, when your permanent crown is ready, your provider cements it in place. The dental team makes crowns out of aesthetically pleasing materials like porcelain and resin. Crowns can be long-lasting with good dental hygiene and can often be replaced if damaged.
A dental bridge uses a dental prosthetic anchored to your neighboring teeth to fill a gap in your smile due to a lost tooth. Dental bridges look just like natural teeth and are effective for eating and speaking. Dental bridges can be both fixed and permanent.
Consult with the team at Smiles of Fort Worth about the right restorative dentistry for your care needs. A crown might be right for you if you still have most of a tooth, including the tooth root, and need to strengthen and cover it.
To be a good candidate for a bridge, you need healthy teeth on either side of your empty socket. It’s best not to delay getting a bridge, as leaving a gap for a long can result in other dental complications.
If you think you might need a dental crown or bridge, schedule your initial consultation appointment by calling Smiles of Fort Worth now. You can also request an appointment online using the easy-to-use scheduling tool.