When you are confident in your smile, you glow differently, you light up the room with an air of happy confidence. Chipped, missing, and cracked teeth are all three contributing factors to poor confidence in your smile. Not to worry, your dental team at South Georgetown Dental has some natural-looking and fairly easy solutions for you! Read more to find out how crowns and dental bridges can restore your smile and build your confidence.

Missing, chipped, and cracked teeth not only can place a damper on your smile, but they can also make eating a much larger challenge than it needs to be. Food might constantly get stuck or be painful to eat. When you get a dental bridge or a dental crown, your eating habits can be renewed and your discomfort diminished.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement solution made from tooth-coloured acrylic resin. The resin mold usually consists of (at least) three false teeth, one complete false tooth and two crowns designed to fit onto the two adjacent teeth. Worried about the cost? Dental bridges cost around $300 to $1,000 but costs can be lowered with insurance. These bridges last for around 10 years with proper care and correct installation. When caring for your dental bridge, it is essential to brush twice a day to prevent food buildup on and under your dental bridge. Dental bridges are the ideal tooth replacement method for anyone who struggles with gum disease or is not the ideal candidate for dental implants.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns can be used to cover the tooth after a cavity filling or if the tooth is cracked/chipped. Your dentist will create a false tooth cap then cement it to a shaved down version of the original tooth. Adding a crown to the tooth can diminish teeth sensitivity, and in the event of a cracked or chipped tooth, repair a smile. Dental crowns can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500, depending on the material used. Sometimes the costs are covered by dental insurance. Dental crowns can last a lifetime when taken care of properly!

Which is Best for you?

The best option for you is whatever you and your dentist can agree upon. Dental bridges are usually installed when there are missing teeth. Part of the dental bridge process involves adding crowns to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space.

To talk to a dentist about having a dental crown or bridge installed, book an appointment at South Georgetown Dental today!