What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns are intended to help a person’s bite by covering the original tooth to restore its shape and size and appearance. They are completely made of porcelain and can be made to match the color of neighboring teeth.
A dental bridge is a replacement for one missing tooth, and doesn’t require surgical placement. To fill in the gap seamlessly, two dental crowns are cemented to the healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth. This option is quick and easy, but bridges can only last up to 10 years with regular professional cleanings.
Visit us at Canyon Rim Dental in Mesa, AZ to be evaluated for tooth loss. We are most concerned with presenting you all your replacement options and informing you of the potential drawbacks of each.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
The dental crown procedure is a great way of restoring your overall health, improving your lifestyle, and enhancing your facial features. Replacing an unstable or unsightly tooth can go a long way. We at Canyon Rim Dental are excited to help you restore your smile back to its original state! Our dentists have extensive cosmetic dental experience and are able to make your dental crowns look just like your natural teeth.
We do same-day crowns in our Mesa office, which means that you don’t have to come back multiple times to get your oral health back on track!
Same-Day Porcelain Crowns with CEREC
Through advanced dental technology, we are able to create your porcelain crown from anywhere between 4 and 20 minutes! We use the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) machine to produce a brand new custom crown during just one visit. Research shows that CEREC crowns are sturdy and resist abrasion, making them more likely to last long-term compared to crowns created off-site.
When Is A Tooth Crown Needed?
In addition to its visually restorative ability, dental crowns are also able to hold cracked teeth together, replace worn out fillings, restore dental implants, stabilize the mouth, and can even protect a tooth after a root canal.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Our Mesa dentist office is dedicated to your oral health and helping you create a smile worth being proud of! Work with us during your next appointment to see how dental bridges can benefit you and support your current lifestyle. Of course, we always recommend following our dentists’ recommendations for disease prevention, one of the main causes for tooth loss and thus a reason for needing dental bridges.
Dental bridges look natural and are restorative in nature. Missing teeth, the main reason to consider a bridge, can impede proper enunciation, and don’t always look the most flattering. Some benefits of a dental bridge include:
- Maintaining normal facial structure
- Restoring ability to chew food efficiently
- Preventing teeth from shifting
- Restoring your smile!
- Are permanent and do not shift like dentures
When Is A Tooth Bridge Needed?
The main reason to get a tooth bridge is if you have one or more missing teeth in your mouth with two supporting natural or implanted teeth on either side of the gap. In order to prevent facial changes and jawbone deterioration, we recommend getting a tooth bridge or looking into other replacement alternatives that we offer at Canyon Rim Dental.
Dental Bridge vs. Implants
There are many options to consider when looking to replace a missing tooth, including the use of dental implants to create a more solid foundation in your mouth. While bridges are cost-effective and look great, dental implants are an investment that lasts a lifetime. Implants do require surgical placement and have a longer recovery time, but ultimately provide more protection from disease, jawbone deterioration and decay than its opposition.
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