Are you completely missing one or more teeth? If so, a dental bridge is an option to consider. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.A dental bridge involves placing dental crowns on both sides of your missing tooth and then inserting a replacement tooth between them.
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its 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. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist