Just as each healthy tooth is the building block of a beautiful smile, a crown or cap can similarly be considered as the building block of dental restorations, from fixed bridges to dental implants. Without the crown, many people will be walking around with missing teeth or discolored and damaged teeth and with their heads down, mouths closed, smiles held back and self-confidence destroyed. Having a missing tooth can also keep you from some of your favorite food as it can affect your biting and chewing ability. When it is not replaced, the gap can cause your other teeth to shift out of place and give you additional problems.
But thanks to the crown and its many uses these concerns won’t be able to find their way into your life. Worn-down and discolored teeth can be covered-up to bring them back to their original beauty, and root canal-treated ones can be reinforced and protected from potential fractures or breakage. The crown is able to do so because when it is cemented over the tooth, it completely encases the entire visible portion of the tooth to cover any imperfections and it fully supports the structure of a weak tooth to prevent it from breaking apart.
Likewise, extracted teeth can be replaced with a fixed bridge, two crowns that will be placed over the teeth on either side of the space created by the missing tooth turning them into abutment teeth that will anchor the pontic (dummy tooth). For a replacement tooth that more closely resembles the natural tooth that you’ve lost, a dental implant that extends beyond the gum line and goes into the jawbone may be your preference. Implants are small titanium posts that integrate with the bone and gum tissue to replace natural tooth roots that provide the continued stimulation needed to maintain bone density and health.
Whether it’s a crown, a bridge or an implant you want, you can have them all at the Really Smile Dentistry clinic in Indiana. Indiana top cosmetic dentist Dr. David A. Smith has the best solution for you and an appointment with him is only a call away at 317-451-4050.