Repair your smile with dental bridges and crowns
Our Greenville, TX cosmetic dentists will replace missing teeth to create a beautiful smile
For patients with missing teeth caused by an accident, injury or oral disease, there are several options available to repair your smile. Missing teeth can not only impact self-confidence, but they also affect bite and speech patterns, make chewing difficult and can increase the risk of gum disease or tooth decay. To replace missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges are two cosmetic dentistry options available at Longbranch Dental Center in Greenville.
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a false tooth set between two crowns, which “bridges” the gap caused by missing teeth. The false tooth is made of solid porcelain.
A dental crown helps strengthen a tooth, covers and protects a broken tooth, prevents teeth with large fillings from fracturing and helps to hold a dental bridge in place.
If a dental bridge is recommended to replace a missing tooth, our Greenville, TX dentists will carefully fit you for a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is constructed. While you are waiting for your permanent bridge, you will need to be careful with the foods you eat; once your permanent bridge is in place, you can eat your favorite foods with no issues.
Advantages of Dental Bridges and Crowns:
- Bridges the gap between missing teeth
- Prevents bacteria from forming in the open gum, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay
- Improves the appearance of your smile
- Restores your speech pattern