You probably know that when you have a fractured, chipped, or missing teeth, you should have the problem addressed—especially if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Fortunately, there are a number of options you should consider, including a dental bridge or a crown.
As you may know, crowns may be useful for strengthening a weakened tooth. For example, with a crown, you can strengthen a tooth that is fractured or cracked. Similarly, you may be able to use a crown to cover a tooth that’s recently had root canal therapy. Our team may also recommend a crown to cover extreme tooth decay.
Conversely, if you’re missing a single tooth—or several consecutive teeth—a bridge may be the option you need. A bridge is a restoration made of artificial teeth that is cemented to healthy teeth on both sides. Please remember that if you have a gap in your smile, your other teeth could shift, and lead to a number of issues.
Fortunately, regardless of the option you choose, crowns and bridges can offer many of the same benefits. Having a crown or bridge placed can improve the appearance of your smile, especially because the size, shape, and color of your restoration can be matched to your natural teeth.
If you’re interested in learning more about a crown or a bridge—or your other restoration options—please don’t hesitate to contact Paul Vartabedian, DDS at 707-263-1496. Our dentist, Dr. Paul Vartabedian will be happy to assess your oral health and help you determine how best to restore your smile!