At Dental Horizons in Longmont, we are proud to offer crowns and bridges to our patients as a way to restore and replace damaged and missing teeth. Our experienced team is here to help you understand how this procedure can benefit your oral health.
What are crowns & bridges?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, covers a damaged tooth, restoring it to its original shape, size, and function. The crown can be made of stainless steel, gold, or porcelain. Our dentist will prepare the tooth so our laboratory can create a custom-fitted crown. Once permanently affixed, the new crown will look, feel, and perform like a natural tooth.
A bridge is a dental prosthesis that fills the space one or more missing teeth create. The bridge consists of two or more crowns with pontics (artificial teeth) between them.
What are the benefits of crowns & bridges?
Crowns and bridges offer many advantages, including the fact that they improve the appearance of a patient’s smile and may help protect their remaining teeth from further damage caused by decay or uneven wear. They also help prevent shifting of the surrounding teeth and can improve a patient’s bite, allowing them to enjoy all the foods they love again. With proper care, crowns and bridges can last for many years.
Who is a good candidate for crowns & bridges?
Dental crowns can be a good restoration option for patients with significantly damaged or decayed teeth. Bridges may be suitable for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to decay or trauma. As always, a thorough consultation with our dentist can help determine if crowns and bridges are right for you.
At Dental Horizons, we understand the importance of a healthy smile and strive to provide our patients with the best possible care. Contact us today for more information about crowns and bridges and how they can benefit you!