When you have a cracked or severely decayed tooth, it can significantly impact your day to day activities. You may be in constant pain or find it difficult to chew properly. A tooth that has structural problems can cause you a great deal of stress. Dental crowns offer an excellent solution to address these issues. They are designed to completely cover your affected tooth, improving its function and appearance. For a missing tooth, however, Drs. Fulton and Sargent may recommend a dental bridge. A bridge is made up of crowns that bond to the surrounding teeth. The center crown unit acts as a replacement tooth so that you never feel the need to hide your smile again.
A bridge is not the only solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants provide a permanent restoration with many benefits. Implants are designed to replicate the tooth appearance and function and may be placed without altering the surrounding teeth. There are many differences between bridges and dental implants, including: