What is the difference between crowns and bridges?
Each dental restoration serves a purpose with the intent of preserving your smile and protecting your oral health. The dental crown procedure and the dental bridge procedure are very similar with one main difference – dental bridges replace missing teeth with an artificial tooth.
Dental crowns protect damaged teeth when they sustain decay, a fracture, or trauma. We also use them to reinforce root canal teeth due to their brittle nature and susceptibility to damage from the force of chewing.
Dental bridges require two crowns on healthy adjacent teeth to support an artificial tooth in the space left by a missing tooth. By filling the gap in your smile, you can avoid shifting which can affect your bite and even cause additional tooth loss through gum disease and exposed roots.
Dr. Maria Kim designs dental bridges in our Arcadia dental office to match your natural teeth. By taking great care during the design process, your dental bridge will complement your teeth and look seamless when you smile.
Deciding how to replace a missing tooth is an important decision. Our team is here to provide you with valuable information to help you make a decision that supports good oral health and gives you confidence when you smile. Don't hesitate to contact us with anymore questions you may have.
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