When your teeth need restoration work, you’ll be presented with a lot of different options. From dentures, crowns, and bridges, to implants and bonding, picking the procedure that’s best for you is a process that requires a lot of thought and consultation with your doctor at Crossroads Dental in Chesapeake, Virginia.
To help you get started on making your choice, let’s look at the differences between three popular options: dentures, crowns, and bridges.
Dentures are most commonly used in full-mouth restoration efforts, when an entire row of teeth needs replacement. However, partial dentures exist and are viable options as well. Generally, dentures are for people with gums and jaw bones that aren’t as healthy as others, since dentures sit on top of the gums instead of in them like crowns and bridges.
If your teeth are chipped, ground down, or the biting surface is otherwise harmed, a crown can restore it to like-new condition. A crown is simply a cap that sits over the damaged portion of your teeth and is cemented into place.
When you have multiple teeth in a row that need attention, a bridge is likely your best option. Bridges are comprised of a series of crowns that restore the function, feel, and look of damaged teeth.
If you’re ready to have your smile back to its former glory – and in working order – call today at 757-541-2168 to schedule a consultation appointment.