Losing a tooth is an unfortunate but common part of life. In fact, most people in America will lose a tooth by the time they reach their thirties. Fortunately, there are many dental options available for patients suffering from a missing tooth or teeth.
Dental crowns are a common dental treatment that restores a damaged tooth by capping the tooth. Dental crowns are often used to restore a weak, cracked, or broken tooth. Sometimes dental crowns are used to hold up a tooth that has a large cavity filling when there is little tooth structure left.
Dental bridges have long been used as a replacement for teeth that have fallen out or been extracted due to decay or damage. Conventional bridges work by filling the gap left with a prosthetic tooth, which is then secured onto metal framework.
Losing teeth can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you have done all that you can to retain your natural teeth for as long as possible. Nevertheless, rest assured that you aren’t alone.
Porcelain dental crowns are an extremely popular solution to teeth that have become damaged, decayed or are in any other way unattractive. They sit perfectly over the top of the tooth that you want to be covered, restoring the shape, color, strength and functionality of a natural tooth.