The many benefits of crowns and bridgework.
If you have damaged or decayed teeth, chances are you are wondering what to do to fix them. You know all about dental fillings, but you aren’t sure about other options. Are crowns or bridges really worth it? The answer in most cases is definitely yes! You should consult the advice of an expert like Dr. Kristine Houck Morris, your family and cosmetic dentist in Easton, Maryland. She can help you decide if crowns or bridges are right for you.
Dental crowns can be made of full gold which is typically used for the back teeth, because of its strength. They are also made of porcelain which is fused onto metal. These beautiful crowns are suitable for any location in the mouth because they are both strong and natural-looking. A third crown material is full-porcelain, and these are usually placed over front teeth because they are the most cosmetically beautiful crown.
Whichever crown material you choose, crowns are much stronger than fillings, and with proper care, they can last your entire lifetime without breaking, unlike fillings. Large fillings sometimes have a tendency to weaken a tooth and make it more susceptible to fracture. Crowns, on the other hand, cover your entire tooth, providing a strong, supportive covering with minimal potential to break.
In most cases, dental bridgework is a better choice than removable partials to replace missing teeth. Bridges are much more beautiful and natural-looking than partials. They are also far more convenient because you don’t have to take them out when you clean them, the way you do with removable partials.
Crowns and bridgework are very durable when compared to fillings or removable partials, and are a perfect choice to repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. If you are thinking about crowns and bridgework, visit an expert like Dr. Kristine Houck Morris, in Easton, Maryland. She can tell you more about why crowns and bridgework are a great choice for a new smile, so call today!