Having damaged, worn, or missing teeth can not only make simple tasks like eating difficult, they can take a toll on our self-esteem. At Encinitas Dental Designs, it’s our mission to help. That’s why we specialize in dental bridges and crowns at Encinitas Dental.
What are dental bridges?
In the case of missing teeth, a popular solution is the bridge. Like a typical bridge that connects two bodies of land, a dental bridge “bridges” the space that a tooth previously occupied, typically by attaching to the teeth on either side, though in some cases this can be attached to a singular tooth.
A sturdy, natural-looking artificial tooth then fills the gap where your tooth once was, restoring your smile in full. Your Encinitas Dental Designs dentist will work with you to figure out which kind of bridge best suits your needs. Aside from the aesthetics, a bridge can prevent shifting teeth that can lead to bite and jaw problems and resultant diseases. They also work to safeguard your existing teeth, while helping maintain a comfortable, healthy smile.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a special, realistic, tooth-shaped cover attached to your tooth in place of the damaged area after its been removed.
Unlike removable appliances, a crown is permanently attached to your tooth, thereby fortifying and sealing it off. That means no special maintenance and no more worrying.
Crowns are great for ensuring your tooth is not lost to further damage or decay. If you have a worn or damaged tooth, getting a crown may be the perfect option for you.
Dental crowns and bridges are both ideal for people that have active lifestyles and don’t want to be constrained by their teeth. To find out if the procedure is right for you, call us at (760) 436-5580 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists and discuss your options.