A loss of tooth enamel or the loss of a whole tooth isn’t the end of the world or your smile, as crowns and bridges have helped numerous patients resolve these common dental issues. Are you wondering if a crown or bridge might be the answer to your smile woes? Learn the benefits of these treatments and contact Dr. Glen Marsack at Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI for more information.
What Are Crowns and Bridges?
A dental crown is an outer shell casing made of porcelain or ceramic material that protects and restores broken, discolored, or weak teeth. Crowns can be color-matched to blend in with the rest of your smile. A bridge is designed to replace missing teeth. It is a false tooth attached to the two teeth (called abutments) on either side of the gap for support.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
To understand the benefit of getting crowns or bridges, just remember “crowns strengthen” and “bridges replace.” Both devices restore the stability and resilience of your whole smile. They are durable enough to last for up to 15 years or more, but you should still give them the same attention as you would the rest of your smile with regular brushing and flossing to maintain great oral and dental health.
When Your Smile Needs Help
Tooth damage and loss is certainly not uncommon. About 26 percent of adult Americans ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay. You’re not alone if your smile needs a little help. Crowns and bridges will strengthen and restore your teeth so that you can get back to normal—eating with confidence and showing off your smile.
Restoring Your Smile’s Beauty and Resilience
Dr. Glen Marsack at Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI, is eager to help you with your smile troubles. A crown or bridge may be the perfect solution. Call (248) 682-9331 today to schedule a visit.