The Differences Dental Crowns and Bridges Can Make

It’s amazing how much these simple restorations can revive your smile.

Restorative dentistry is a wonderful thing; it allows your Chico dentist Dr. Ashley Harrison, to give you back a beautiful smile despite dental bridgedamage or other issues that may have affected the appearance and function of your teeth. Find out the benefits of choosing crowns and bridges and what they can do for your oral health.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces a missing tooth or several teeth and prevents the surrounding healthy teeth from shifting into the open space and moving out of alignment. A bridge is made up of two dental crowns, which are placed over natural teeth to help secure and anchor the bridge into place. From there a false tooth, also known as a pontic, is placed in between the two crowns and cemented to them.

What are the benefits of getting a dental bridge?

There are many advantages to getting a dental bridge in Chico including:

An aesthetic boost

With a traditional dental bridge not only will we fill the gap in your smile with a tooth that looks and functions like a real tooth but also the two crowns we place over the supporting natural teeth can be used to improve the overall look, color or shape of those teeth, as well. Through the use of durable but natural-looking porcelain, your Chico dentist can create the desired look you want while also providing a restoration that is stain-resistant.

Additional protection

If the teeth that we are going to place dental crowns over are a bit weaker or even broken then getting a dental crown can actually restore strength and function back into the tooth. Not only will the gap in your smile benefit from bridges but the neighboring teeth can also get a makeover. A dental crown can also make a damaged or weaker tooth last longer.

You’ll get a new smile fast

With other options like implants, it can take up to a year to get a new tooth but getting a dental bridge only takes about two visits (and doesn’t take much more time than getting a dental crown). This is significantly easier on many patients’ busy schedules.

Boasts less invasiveness

Many patients fear dental procedures, most particularly surgery. If you are looking to replace a missing tooth without needing surgery than you’ll want to choose a dental bridge over implants. Getting a bridge does not require any surgeries and is generally a much easier procedure to go through.

If you need to replace a damaged or missing tooth, then it’s time you called our Chico, CA dental practice. Turn to Ashley Harrison, DDS and her caring team for the best general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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