The Benefits of Crowns and Bridges from Maryland Heights Dental in Dentistry

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Crowns and BridgesWhen you need dental improvements or restorations, crowns and bridges from Maryland Heights Dental are a great starting point. Crowns and bridges provide excellent protection for your teeth while replacing ones that have been lost. They are also an attractive cosmetic improvement to unsightly gaps or discolored and misshapen teeth. Crowns and bridges are long-lasting and tooth-colored for natural-looking, strong results.

The Benefits of Crowns and Bridges From Maryland Heights Dental

  • Crowns and bridges drastically improve your appearance.
  • They restore your ability to chew properly.
  • They allow you to speak naturally without any impediments.
  • They help maintain the shape of your face by keeping your bone structure strong.
  • They help distribute pressure from chewing among all of your teeth instead of putting too much force on a few.
  • Crowns and bridges protect your surrounding teeth and gums from decay and damage.
  • They prevent teeth from drifting out of place due to open spacing and gaps.
  • They make your smile look full and natural.

The Materials of Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are typically made of porcelain to provide a stain-resistant, attractive restorative and replacement option. Sometimes crowns and bridges can be made of porcelain that is fused to metal. The metal provides extra strength while the porcelain provides aesthetic value. You can also receive traditional gold crowns and bridges as desired.

What a Crown Does

Crowns are used to cover vulnerable teeth. Teeth may be vulnerable due to cracks, damage, or decay. Crowns encompass the entire remaining tooth structure to provide the highest level of protection. Crowns are also used to improve dental appeal. If you have discolored or misshapen teeth, crowns can be placed over them, so that your teeth look whiter and more shapely. Our crowns can also be placed on dental implants.

What a Bridge Does

Dental bridges are used as a dental replacement for missing teeth. A bridge involves the placement of a prosthetic tooth in the gap that was left by your missing tooth. This prosthetic tooth is anchored into place by crowns that are placed over the body of the abutment teeth. Abutment teeth are the adjacent or nearby teeth to the gap and prosthetic tooth. Crowns will hold your bridge in the correct placement permanently.

Care for Crowns and Bridges

You should care of your crowns and bridges from Maryland Heights Dental diligently to maintain their working order and aesthetic value. Brush your teeth, crowns, and bridges twice a day for at least two minutes each time. You should also floss at least once daily, taking care to maneuver your floss around your bridge, removing any plaque or food particles. You can eat any common foods with your crowns and bridges, but take care when eating hard or sticky foods.

Crowns and bridges from Maryland Heights Dental can be used together to provide the ultimate dental restoration and improvement. Crowns and bridges are both permanent dental improvements that will last for up to two decades or more depending on how well you take care of them. Our dental restorations are both functional and attractive and can complete a smile that formally had imperfections.

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