How Do I Know if I Need a Dental Crown or Dental Bridge?
Teeth are strong, but sometimes sustain damage due to disease or trauma. While we do our best to help you prevent most of the conditions that can hurt your teeth, with the tough job they do, it is no surprise that sometimes things happen. This is where restorative dentistry comes in. Each type of dental restoration serves a specific purpose, but all of them have one thing in common – to repair and save your teeth and smile.
A visit to Palms Dental Care will give our dentists an opportunity to diagnose and make the proper treatment recommendation for your smile.
Function of Each Dental Restoration
Fillings – Dental fillings repair a tooth after your dentist removes decay. Decay is one of the most common dental conditions that kids and adults face. It occurs when the right conditions allow the enamel of your teeth to soften due to acid that forms when bacteria are present. At Palms Dental Care, we offer tooth-colored fillings that blend in with your smile.
Dental crowns – When cracks form in your teeth or you have particularly deep decay that compromises the structure of your teeth, a dental crown can protect and strengthen your tooth. Cracks and fractures sometimes form because of teeth grinding or because of habits such as chewing ice.
Fixed dental bridges – A missing tooth leaves an open space in your smile that may attract the wrong type attention and cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. A gap between teeth also creates a situation that allows your teeth to shift toward that gap and cause discomfort with your bite. Shifting teeth can also cause exposed roots that cause sensitivity and periodontal disease. We always recommend replacing a missing tooth to avoid future dental conditions.
Contact Our Office
If you would like a Lake Worth dentist to help you determine if you need a dental crown or dental bridge, we welcome new patients and are happy to discuss the options that will give you a healthy and attractive smile.