Richardson Crowns and Bridges
Maintaining the health, beauty and functionality of your smile shouldn’t be a difficult task. Whether you’ve got a single damaged tooth or extensive tooth decay and loss, the team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics is prepared to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We offer dental crowns and bridges not just to save and protect damaged teeth, but replace teeth that are already missing.
Replacing missing teeth is just as important as protecting current teeth from infection and future decay, so whether you’ve had damaged teeth for many years or you’ve only recently discovered issues, give us a call to schedule a consultation! We can’t wait to work with you and develop a restoration plan that gets you excited to smile again!
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are fixed prosthetic restorations cemented on top of damaged teeth. They’re used in a wide variety of ways, making them one of the most common devices used by dentists. For many years, dental crowns have been made from metal alloys and gold, especially for damaged molars. However, today’s ceramic (porcelain) crowns are stronger than ever and offer an added aesthetic appeal, providing you a more natural look while still offering protection. Furthermore, porcelain can also be bonded to metal so patients can get the best of both worlds when protecting and restoring teeth!
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are like crowns in that they are placed on top of natural teeth to act as an anchor. However, they have the added benefit of replacing a single tooth, which is incredibly important to maintaining your bite’s alignment. Bridges typically consist of three or four crowns connected together, with the middle restorations acting as the replacement teeth and the adjacent crowns holding them in place. When it comes to permanent tooth replacement, dental bridges are a very popular solution.
The Benefits You Can Expect
Thanks to the versatility crowns and bridges provide, the team at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics has the ability to solve many issues simultaneously. Take a moment to explore the benefits our restorations can provide!
- Replacement of large fillings that only drive natural teeth further apart
- Protection from oral bacteria, which can easily cause infections
- Preventing neighboring teeth from shifting into empty spaces and causing bite misalignment
- Protection for teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
- Restoring your smile’s natural appearance
Which Restoration is Right for You?
Our dentists do everything they can to save your natural teeth whenever possible. If your tooth is damaged but there’s still enough structure left after cleaning, a dental crown can sufficiently protect your smile for many years to come. Alternatively, those with missing teeth will benefit most from a dental bridge, both for its aesthetic functions and health benefits.
Eating, chewing, oral care and of course smiling are all much easier when teeth are replaced and restored through dental crowns and bridges. During your consultation, we’ll go over your current situation, talk about your oral care history and discuss in further detail which option is best for you. To get started, call us today!