Molars so worn down and short that there is hardly any tooth left above the gum line … huge metal fillings around which your teeth are crumbling… teeth that are so severely cracked it seems they could never be repaired… teeth that were lost in a accident – these are just a few of the cases we see all the time. What do they have in common? They were all helped in one way or another by dental crowns.
Dental crowns, unlike fillings, inlays or onlays, cover the entire surface of your tooth, acting in a way, as a brand new, undamaged tooth surface. Crowns are so strong, they can even hold a cracked tooth together! They are also used to repair extensive decay, protect a root canal, to anchor a bridge and act as the new tooth on an implant. Furthermore, crowns are the best and strongest repair solution for those who grind or clench their teeth.
If you have chosen a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you’ll need a crown to cover the post. Or, if you have a bridge, implants can help stabilize the bridge and can allow you to cover more missing teeth than a traditional bridge might.
Implant bridges are superior to traditional bridges for all the same reasons implants are such a great idea – they stop bone loss and support your bone structure while giving you the most stable and comfortable chewing surface possible.
If you are missing teeth or have traditional bridges, talk to us about our implant options.
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