Benefits of porcelain crowns and bridges
If your tooth is need has been injured or fractured beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair, or perhaps you struggle with missing one or more of your teeth, you may find yourself in need of a dental crown or bridge. This news may seem distressing at first, however these reliable restorations will add beauty, strength and function to your smile once again. Your cosmetic dentist in Harleysville discusses the benefits of porcelain crowns and bridges.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is designed to replace your entire tooth and it fits over your remaining tooth structure like a cap. Made completely of porcelain this restoration is both aesthetically appealing and durable, and it will restore your tooth, while protecting your root structure below the gum line. Your crown will function just as your natural tooth did, so you'll be able to eat, chew, brush and floss with ease again.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Missing one or more of your teeth makes eating, smiling and talking difficult. A dental bridge uses prosthetic teeth that are attached to crowns to fill in the gaps. The crowns are the anchors that will attach to your natural teeth to support the bridge. Your bridge is custom blended to match your smile so no one will ever know you were missing teeth.
Dental implants can also be used to support a dental bridge. Implants provide a secure foundation for your bridge while keeping your jawbone healthy and stimulated. Implants are a great investment in your smile and your oral health.
Dr. William McMaugh has been restoring his patient's smiles with high quality porcelain crowns and bridges for a number of years now, so when you work with him you can rest assured that you're in the hands of an expert. If you have a tooth in need of repair, or you've struggled with one or more missing teeth, contact our office today to learn more about how Dr. McMaugh can restore your smile and your confidence.