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Restorative dental treatments like crowns and bridges are one of the most important services offered at our office. Teeth that are missing or damaged by decay are unhealthy, unattractive, and also get in the way of enjoying your life. The simplest actions like eating and speaking can become a challenge, and you may feel like hiding your smile when speaking with others.
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A missing tooth is unattractive and makes chewing and speaking difficult, but using a bridge restores function, improves your appearance, and is also good for your oral health.
Even if just one tooth is missing, adjacent teeth will gradually start to move into the gap. This movement may cause tooth misalignment and can eventually create more problems like teeth grinding and even TMJ disorders.
We place dental bridges to accomplish the following:
Fill the space left by a missing tooth
Keep neighboring teeth from drifting into the empty space
Allow you to chew and eat normally
Provide a permanent alternative to a removable partial denture
A well-made bridge is attached securely to adjacent teeth and is very stable. In certain cases, however, we may determine that stabilizing the bridge with a dental implant will provide significantly improved function.
A well-made dental crown acts just like a natural tooth, restoring your ability to speak and chew normally.
There are several situations where a dental crown is the most effective treatment:
Supporting and protecting a tooth after root canal treatment
Strengthening a tooth that’s been weakened by chronic teeth grinding
Protecting a fractured tooth that cannot be repaired with composite bonding
Restoration of dental implants
Since crowns are designed to completely surround a natural tooth, they are also referred to as “caps.” The ability to completely hide the natural tooth makes crowns the perfect choice for addressing cosmetic imperfections, like concealing a severely stained tooth that resists professional whitening. There are several materials that can be used to create dental crowns.
Schedule an appointment with our Tuscaloosa, AL offices, and we can help you get crowns that are a perfect mirror of your teeth. Our porcelain crowns will be of the exact size as that of your damaged tooth and will match the color of your teeth, so that you won't be able to tell the difference.