Do you hesitate to smile because of discolored or badly shaped teeth? Our team at White Center Smiles can help you with a crown that will cover your tooth, restoring it to its more natural shape and size. If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge can fill the gap between your healthy teeth.
You might need a crown if:
- Your tooth needs a large filling and not enough of the natural tooth is left to hold the filling.
- You need a bridge, and attaching it by using a crown is the best option for you.
- You have a dental implant put in.
- You have had a root canal and need to have your tooth restored.
Bridges are used to fill in the spaces between your original teeth. Dr. Osundeko can help you restore your smile, improve your speech, and enhance your ability to chew. Several types of bridges are available:
Traditional Bridges include two natural teeth with one or more artificial teeth in between. The natural teeth are topped with crowns, and those crowns support the new teeth. Traditional bridges are the most common type, and are often made of porcelain fused to metal.
Implant Bridges attach artificial teeth directly to the jaw. This is a good option if you have a strong jaw bone and you are in general good health. They are essentially dental implants made for more than one missing tooth.
After your crown or bridge treatment is finished, it is important to take good care of your oral health. Keep up good brushing and flossing habits, and return to the dentist every six months for an exam.
Another great thing about crowns and bridges is that they help restore your smile to full capacity. We know it’s important for you to be confident at work, at school, and at other social gatherings. You have enough to worry about without having to worry about your appearance. Our team can help you get back your beautiful smile. Call us soon to schedule an appointment and consultation.