Dental Crown and Bridge Edmonds, WA
Crowns and bridges are some of the most common restorative treatments in dentistry, and in some cases, are used together (see below). Unlike removable dentures, crowns and bridges are fixed in the mouth with dental cement onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be placed/removed by a dentist.
A dental crown is used to cover or cap a damaged tooth, often in situations to:
- Replace a large filling
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve the tooth appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Crowns can also be matched to the color of your natural teeth. In the Resources section of our website, we have a video that explains the crown procedure.
If one or more teeth are missing, a bridge may be the best treatment. If gaps are left by missing teeth, this will eventually cause the other teeth to shift/move into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite and imbalance. This imbalance can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Often a 3-unit bridge is the best solution – essentially this means that crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, so that the bridge can be attached. These crowns serve as anchors for the bridge. Bridges can also be matched to the color of your natural teeth. In the Resources section of our website, we have a video that explains the 3-unit bridge procedure.
Avenue Dental Care: Bains Rattanjit K DDS
23805 WA-99 #100, Edmonds, WA 98026