General Dentistry

Crowns and Bridges

One reason that so many people fear dental work is that they don’t really know what their options are. As a whole, we understand cavities and basic fillings, but beyond that, things fall a bit into the unknown. For most of us, the unknown can be a little scary.

Perkins Dental wants to bridge that gap in knowledge. Crowns and bridges are all part of traditional dental restoration, but often sound more intense than they really are.

What Does a Crown Do?

The outer surface of a tooth can be damaged in a number of ways, from cavities to injury and breakage. If the cavity or the crack is convenient, a dentist can repair it with a simple filling.
Unfortunately, life isn’t always convenient. Sometimes enamel damage happens in just the wrong place. It doesn’t even have to be particularly bad or deep to be too awkward to patch with a standard filling. The laws of physics don’t change, even for dentists.

Something else must be done to protect the insides of the tooth. When it can’t happen by means of a patch, it needs to get a cap instead. That’s essentially what a crown is—a helmet for your tooth.

Crowns provide an aesthetically pleasing, custom-designed way to keep teeth safe, even when the damage to them is deep, severe, or just in an awkward part of your tooth.

What is a Bridge For?

Missing teeth can cause a number of problems. The gaps they leave behind make chewing difficult, and completely change the way air flows through the mouth. Altered airflow means difficulty in pronouncing words properly.

Implants can solve this problem, but they aren’t always the right answer for everyone. Instead, a bridge is used to fill the gap with a solid, permanent, dependable replacement tooth.

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Our crowns and bridges are tried and true. We’ll have your teeth as good as new, with no hassle, and no worries. If you have any dental needs, Perkins Dental can help you.