How can dental crowns and bridges improve my oral health?
Whenever you have a broken or missing tooth, it’s always best to have your dentist treat it as soon as possible. Teeth that are compromised to this extent hurt and don’t function well. Damaged or missing teeth can also lead to long-term oral health issues like misalignment, teeth grinding, and even TMJ.
At Palm Family Dentistry, we customize lifelike dental crowns and bridges for our Prairieville, LA patients. Let’s take a look at how each can benefit you:
- Dental crowns: If you have a large cavity or broken a tooth in a way that a filling can’t repair it, Dr. Palm would recommend a dental crown. Designed to fit over your tooth like a little helmet, a dental crown strengthens the tooth and protects it from further damage. It usually takes two visits to complete the dental crowns process at our Prairieville, LA dental office.
- Dental bridges: Crowns repair damaged teeth and dental bridges replace missing teeth. Dr. Palm designs a natural-looking artificial tooth to sit in the space left by the missing tooth. Dental crowns are attached on either side of the artificial tooth and secured to adjacent teeth to hold it firmly in place.
If you have broken or missing teeth and need a solution, call Palm Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment to get started.