At the office of Comfort Dental Care, we offer a variety of treatments to cater to restoring the health of weak, damaged and lost teeth. A key feature of these restorations is a proper balance between aesthetics, strength and function. That is why we take pride in introducing our strong, durable and natural-looking crown and bridge restorations.
A crown is essentially a cap that is permanently cemented over a tooth with the purpose of strengthening, repairing or replacing it. Crowns have a variety of applications in restorative dentistry. They can completely replace a lost tooth by being placed over a dental implant. They can also be used to cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened due to infection, fracture, trauma, or has undergone root canal treatment. This adds strengths to the tooth and prevents further damage. Crowns also act as anchors for a dental bridge by providing structural support at both ends of the bridge. Since crowns are custom-made according to the shape, size and color of your teeth, they can be effectively used to improve the appearance of misshapen and deeply discolored teeth.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. They consist of a set of custom-made artificial teeth with crowns at both ends. These crowns are attached to the natural teeth at both ends of the space to provide support to the bridge. The natural teeth adjacent to the gap need to be prepared or ground down to allow for the crowns to fit over them. Replacing your lost teeth with a dental bridge not only restores the aesthetics and basic functions of your teeth such as eating and speaking, but also helps to avoid bite problems which can be caused by the shifting of natural teeth into the space created by lost teeth.