Do You Need Crowns and Bridges?

There have never been more options available to make cosmetic improvements and restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Crowns and bridgework are one of the oldest and most reliable dental restorations, and thanks to modern dental technology, they have been drastically improved to look and feel as much like natural teeth as possible. The dentists at North Rivers Dental Associates offer a number of restorative and cosmetic dental services from their North Charleston office.

 

Improve Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Crowns and Bridges

Also known as a cap because it covers the top of a damaged tooth, crowns are a good option for both aesthetic and functional repairs to your smile. One of the most common uses for a crown is for it to save a severely decayed or damaged tooth from extraction. They are also generally recommended when a significant portion of a tooth's surface has been lost through decay or trauma, such as when a cavity is too large to treat with a standard dental filling or if a tooth breaks below the root.

The dentist may also recommend a crown to strengthen and reinforce a weak or fractured tooth. They cover dental implants as well, which replace the root of the missing tooth and connect to the cosmetic crown with an abutment instead of a bridge. Crowns are custom designed and cemented in place, so once they're in, you don't have to worry about removing them for cleaning or using adhesives to secure them in place. You will have to practice good oral hygiene, though, and visit the dentist regularly for both checkups and professional cleanings in order to lower your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease in the future.

 

Interested? Call our North Charleston Office Today!

For more information about crowns, bridgework, or any of our other restorative and cosmetic dentistry options, contact our North Charleston office today by calling (843) 553-7827 to schedule an appointment!