Crowns and bridges bring function and beauty back to your smile by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. With crowns and bridges, it is possible to restore your smile and resume normal biting and chewing functions again. A dentist can help you decide if crowns and bridges are the right tooth replacement option for you. Dr. Rosanne Palermo is your Erie family dentist for crowns and bridges.
What are Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns and bridges make it possible to replace several missing teeth all at once. The crowns are attached to the bridge and help hold it in place in the mouth. The bridge also contains pontics, which are artificial teeth. The pontics are usually in the middle with a crown on either end of the bridge. Each crown fits over an existing tooth while the pontics fill in the gaps in the middle where teeth are missing. Your Erie family dentist can determine if crowns and bridges are an appropriate option for replacing your missing teeth.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
There are several benefits to choosing crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth. One benefit is the restoration of your smile. The crowns and bridges fill in the gaps from missing teeth. Another benefit of crowns and bridges is the restoration of normal tooth functioning, which can also reduce wear and tear on existing teeth. By replacing missing teeth with crowns and bridges, you will have a full set of teeth for biting and chewing food. This takes some of the strain off the existing teeth that had been doing all the work for the missing teeth. By eliminating the excess strain on those teeth, they will endure less wear and tear and remain stronger longer.
It is possible to bring function and beauty back to your smile with crowns and bridges. To learn more about crowns and bridges and whether they are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Palermo, your Erie, PA, family dentist, by calling the dental office at (814) 833-3001.