Professional Dental Crown and Bridge Work in Ashland, MA
We know how uncomfortable it can be to have damaged or decayed teeth. It can affect your self-esteem, appearance, and even your ability to eat. That's why we use the most advanced cosmetic and restorative dental procedures available to help you regain your smile. If you have a tooth that is cracked or damaged, a dental crown can be placed over it like a cap to restore it to its natural function. If you are missing a tooth or have one that needs to be removed, a dental bridge or tooth implant can be used to close the gap.
What Are Crowns?
A dental crown acts as a tooth-shaped cap, which is placed over damaged teeth to restore their shape, size, healthy appearance, and functionality. They are permanently attached to the tooth with dental cement, and the visible part of your tooth is fully encapsulated at or above the gum line. This gives your tooth added strength and a natural look that can be matched with the rest of your teeth to make the cap all but invisible.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Patients need dental crowns for a variety of reasons. A dental crown protects a weak tooth from decay, or holds a cracked tooth together to prevent it from breaking. Dental crowns are excellent at restoring already broken or worn down teeth, or covering and supporting a tooth with more substance where there isn't a lot of tooth left.
Alternatively, crowns can hold bridges in place, cover misshapen or discolored teeth, or even disguise a dental implant! There are many uses for crowns, and they are an affordable option for almost any budget.
Patients need these dental crowns for a variety of reasons. They need them to protect a weaker tooth from decay. They need them to hold cracked teeth together to prevent them from breaking. Dental crowns are excellent at restoring already-broken or worn-down teeth, or to cover and support a tooth with more substance where there isn’t a lot of tooth left.
Alternatively, crowns can hold bridges in place as well. They can cover misshapen or discolored teeth, or even disguise a dental implant! There are many uses for crowns, and they are an affordable option for almost any budget.
What Are Bridges?
Dental bridges close gaps left behind by one or more missing teeth. They are usually made from two crowns on either side of the gap and are linked together. The crowned teeth are supporting the missing tooth that is in the center. Bridges generally stem from a desire to restore esthetics, form, and function to a broken down smile with missing teeth.