The health and strength of your teeth can be compromised by injuries, accidents, or certain dental procedures. In order to restore the integrity of the tooth, your dentist at All About Family Dentistry may recommend a dental crown or a bridge. These are used to improve the health of teeth and keep further damage from occurring to the remaining teeth in the mouth or to the compromised tooth itself.
It’s important to restore the structural integrity of a tooth as soon as possible to avoid causing additional harm to the mouth. With restorative dentistry services in Woodstock, Georgia, patients can improve their oral health and prevent problems from developing or worsening without proper dental care. Dental crowns may be recommended for some patients, while others may require a dental bridge to correct their current dental issues.
A dental crown is used to strengthen teeth and protect them from damage that may occur when patients bite down on teeth that are not structurally sound. The enamel of the tooth must be removed in order for the crown to fit onto the tooth, and a temporary crown will be applied until a permanent crown has been designed. The permanent crown is bonded to the tooth and can only be removed by a dental professional.
A dental bridge is an appliance used to restore up to three adjacent missing teeth in the mouth at one time. While there are four main kinds of bridges, the most common bridge used in restorative procedures uses two teeth adjacent to the gap to hold the bridge into place. A crown is often placed on these teeth, keeping the bridge secure while eating, talking, and participating in activities throughout life.
To learn more about restorative dentistry services at All About Family Dentistry, contact a representative at our dental clinic in Woodstock, Georgia to discuss crowns, bridges, and additional services we provide. We also take walk-ins, so feel free to come in at your convenience to see a dentist about your oral health.