Crowns and bridges can completely transform your smile. If you are missing teeth or if you have structural damage in your mouth that is affecting your teeth, one of these options might be right for you. Below, we will explain the difference between crowns and bridges so you can choose the best dental tool for your situation.
Crowns Are Perfect For Single-Tooth Repairs
Dental crowns are essentially caps that are placed on top of a damaged tooth or a dental implant. These caps look and function just like genuine teeth, providing you with comfort and durability. Crowns can help to strengthen damaged teeth or to cover teeth that are discolored or worn down. They can also serve as anchors for dental bridges.
Restoration With Dental Bridges
If you are missing a tooth, a bridge can help by “bridging” the gap left behind in your mouth. Dental bridges are artificial teeth that are attached to implants or dental crowns (like we mentioned above). Bridges are designed to cover up the space in your mouth that is exposed after you have lost a permanent tooth. They can also help to provide structural support to your gum and jaw by allowing your mouth to function with a full set of teeth.
At Sima Dental, we provide personalized dental care for people with a variety of different needs. Whether you are missing teeth, need reconstructive work, or simply need a dental cleaning, our team is here to help. Call us at 281-457-6444 to schedule an appointment today.