Improving the appearance or function of your smile is as easy as adding a crown or bridge. Crowns and bridges are among the restorations that Sugar Land, TX, dentists Dr. Stephen Lukin, Dr. Mark Lukin, and Dr. Leila Asnaashari offer at Lukin Family Dentistry.
What are crowns and bridges?
Crowns are ceramic, resin, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations that slip over teeth. The hollow restorations are often used to hide imperfections, repair damage or strengthen weak teeth. Crowns are also used to make bridges. Bridges replace missing teeth and are constructed of one or more artificial teeth attached to crowns on either end. The crown portions of the bridge anchor the restoration securely, preventing it from moving when you chew. Crowns are also attached to dental implants, the newest tooth restoration option. Implants bond to the jawbone and serve as synthetic roots.
What advantages do crowns and bridges offer?
Crowns and bridges offer these benefits:
- Improved Chewing: Damage to a tooth or the loss of one or more teeth can make it hard to chew easily. When it's hard to bite or chew vegetables, fruits, or meat, you may avoid these healthy foods, which may eventually lead to nutritional deficiencies. A crown, bridge, or dental implant makes chewing easier and just may keep you healthier.
- Stronger Teeth: Crowns are often used to protect and stabilize fragile teeth that have become weaker due to aging, cracks, root canal therapy, trauma, or large fillings.
- No More Pain: Broken teeth can be very painful. Adding a crown protects the tooth and eliminates pain and sensitivity.
- Improved Appearance: Many people don't realize just how much they take their smiles for granted until they experience a problem with their teeth. Even a minor defect can make you feel more than a little self-conscious. Crowns and bridges restore your appearance and help you feel better about your smile. Your Sugar Land dentist may recommend a crown if you have a discolored tooth or want to change the shape or length of a tooth. Bridges and crowns connected to dental implants fill the gaps in your teeth, transforming your smile.
Are you ready to take advantage of the smile-enhancing benefits of crowns and bridges? Call Sugar Land, TX, dentists Dr. Stephen Lukin, Dr. Mark Lukin, and Dr. Leila Asnaashari at (281) 265-9000 to schedule an appointment.