Our primary goal is always to protect and preserve your natural teeth. However, if your natural teeth are lost, they should be replaced immediately in order to maintain normal oral functioning and regain good oral health. Not all patients are able to receive dental implant tooth replacement, and in these cases, a fixed crown and bridge restoration is a great alternative. You can schedule the crown and bridge restoration appointment you need with Giamberardino Dental Care today. Dr. Giamberardino is a highly qualified restorative dentist, now proudly renewing smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that can cover the entire part of a tooth above the gum line, similar to a cap on a head. Modern dental crowns are made to mimic natural tooth structure and the majority of crowns are made of tooth colored ceramics. Crowns are custom shaped and fabricated to look and function just like your normal healthy teeth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge involves the crowning of teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. These crowns serve as support or “abutment” teeth. The abutment teeth are attached to additional crowns (artificial teeth) in between, which serve to replace your missing teeth. Therefore dental bridges are made of the artificial teeth which actually “bridge the gap” and the dental crowns which hold them in place.
Do You Need a Crown and Bridge Restoration?
You may need to have teeth replaced as a result of decay, dental abscess, dental trauma, or advanced gum disease. Replacing these missing teeth is vitally important to help restore your chewing ability, preserve your youthful facial contours, and renew your confident smile. Another reason for immediate tooth replacement is to prevent the neighboring teeth from drifting out of place and causing bite misalignments or TMJ disorder.
Schedule the crown and bridge restoration appointment you need with Giamberardino Dental Care today. Dr. Giamberardino is a leading restorative dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the neighboring areas.