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Dental crowns and bridges replace missing teeth and restore normal function to the mouth. They’re usually used to restore your smile if you have a missing tooth or teeth or if your teeth have deteriorated and become weak. A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore shape, size, and strength. Crowns can restore a tooth that is damaged from decay or injury. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth permanently placed between two crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The crowns on either side of the false tooth are called abutment teeth. At Dr Be Smiles, crowns and bridges are custom-made for the patient’s mouth, ensuring a comfortable fit and natural appearance.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, strength, and function. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth by covering up discoloration, misalignment, or other cosmetic issues. Several types of dental crowns are available, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, and resin. Your dentist will help you choose the best material based on the affected tooth's location, budget, and personal preferences.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can cover a tooth after a root canal, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore a dental implant. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a natural appearance.

Before placing a crown at your dental office, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth so the crown can fit your smile perfectly. Once a crown is made, it will be cemented into place and shaped and polished to match the rest of your teeth.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between the remaining teeth. A bridge typically comprises one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are placed by crowns over the adjacent teeth. Several dental bridges are available, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges.

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The Benefits of Dental Bridges 

The most significant benefit of a dental bridge is that it restores your smile and your ability to chew and speak properly. It prevents shifting of the surrounding teeth, which can cause other oral health issues like gum disease or temporomandibular joint disorder. It also helps prevent your jaw from shrinking as you age, which can make you appear older than you are. Finally, a bridge protects your appearance by preventing your teeth from drifting out of position. This is especially helpful for patients who wear dentures but want a more permanent solution.

Dental crowns and bridges are effective solutions for restoring damaged or missing teeth and improving your overall oral health and appearance. Get in touch with Dr Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867 to consult with our dentist to determine if dental crowns or bridges are the right choices for you.

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4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15,
Midland, TX 79705

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