Dental crowns and bridges are used to replace and repair missing or damaged teeth. Both of these forms of restorative dentistry are commonly used here at Avenue Dental Care. They are considered permanent ways to enhance and restore a patient’s smile. These treatments are used in different instances, and our dentist can help determine that treatment is best for your case.

Dental Crown

If the structure of an otherwise healthy tooth becomes compromised, a dental crown may be recommended as a way to protect the tooth from future damage. There are many instances in which a crown may be recommended to a patient:

  • To reinforce a tooth with a large dental filling
  • To protect a cracked or fractured tooth from more damage
  • To reinforce a tooth after a root canal
  • To cover a dental implant post
  • To attach a bridge

Crowns are constructed to match the exact shape and color of the existing tooth. They are permanently cemented on top of the tooth and function like a natural tooth.

Dental Bridge

When a patient is missing one or more of their natural teeth, we may recommend a dental bridge here at Avenue Dental Care. A bridge consists of a row of crowns that fill in the missing teeth. In order for a bridge to work, the patient must have strong, healthy teeth on either side of the bridge. These teeth will hold the bridge in place. Here are some advantages of getting a bridge:

  • Reduces the risk of jaw pain due to a misaligned bite
  • Prevents teeth from shifting into the empty spots
  • Makes it easier to eat and speak

At Avenue Dental Care, we can help you restore your smile through the use of dental crowns or bridges. Be sure to make an appointment to find out if these cosmetic treatments are right for you.

Avenue Dental Care: Bains Rattanjit K DDS

23805 WA-99 #100, Edmonds, WA 98026