Both crowns and bridges are excellent ways to repair damaged teeth and/or replace missing teeth. If you’re missing a single tooth or even more than one, it might be tempting to simply live with missing teeth, but that is never a good idea. If you don’t replace missing teeth, your other remaining teeth will shift their positions in an effort to fill in the missing gap. That can lead to problems chewing food, and sometimes a person’s speech is affected as well. Over time, missing teeth can cause jaw problems and even change the shape of a person’s face. Fortunately, Dr. Kaliher can resolve these issues for his Austin, TX area patients before they occur.
Top Reasons to Visit Trey Kaliher General Dentistry for Crowns and Bridges
- A crown is an effective way to repair a badly damaged tooth that cannot be repaired with a regular filling
- Bridges can greatly improve the quality of life for patients who are missing teeth
- Crowns and bridges are custom-made to look as much like your natural teeth as possible
What You Should Know about Crowns and Bridges
A crown (also known as a cap) is a dental appliance that completely covers the existing tooth, fitting snugly all the way down to the gum line. Although crowns can be made of a variety of materials, many patients prefer porcelain crowns since they can be made to look very much like normal teeth. Crowns are a great choice for a tooth that is too badly damaged to be repaired with a filling. Crowns are also often used after a root canal procedure.
A bridge consists of a metal frame that holds one or more crowns. This is a very effective way to replace missing teeth. A bridge may be either permanent or removable for easy cleaning.
If you have a badly damaged tooth, or if you are missing teeth, Dr. Kaliher can discuss the different options available and help you decide which choice is best for you.
Call Our Austin, TX Office Today
For more information about crowns and bridges, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaliher, contact our office today. We would be glad to welcome you to our patient family!