These ultra-thin restorations are typically recommended for the front surfaces of the front teeth (upper or lower), and they require only a minimal reduction of your natural tooth structure. Even with their slim and conservative design, you can count on your veneers to be amazingly strong and impressively durable. You’ll be able to continue eating and drinking the foods that you love, and your cosmetic dental work will be highly resistant to stains and fractures.
Compared to other tooth replacement alternatives, dental implants continue to receive the highest praise in terms of quality, function, and appearance. In the space left by a missing tooth, a single titanium implant post can be placed into the gum and underlying bone structure to serve as an artificial tooth root. The specially machined precision implant systems are designed to permanently fuse with your natural bone in a process called osseointegration. Once sufficient healing has been achieved, your implant can be fitted with the appropriate final restoration. Through the use of an anchoring connector called an abutment, your dental crown or bridge can be attached to the implant post.
Serving as a complete cap or protective covering for your tooth, a crown is designed to mimic the shape, size, and function of a natural tooth. By covering the entire tooth, a crown provides the durability necessary to prevent a weakened tooth from fracturing. Crowns are also recommended when a tooth is unable to support a large filling, when the tooth has been treated with a root canal procedure, or as a final restoration for a dental implant.
When a gap or space has been left by a missing tooth, multiple crowns can be linked together to form a bridge. The crowns on either end of the bridge will be anchored by a natural tooth, and the crown (or crowns) in the middle of the bridge will take the place of the missing tooth (or teeth). Since the bridge is permanent and not removable, you’ll need to use a special floss threader in order to clean beneath your bridge.
For more information on how crowns and bridges can add strength, beauty, and integrity to your smile, call for your appointment today