Do you need to replace one or several missing teeth? In this case, your dentist is likely to suggest crowns and bridges as your two best options.
Crowns and bridges are artificial tooth replacements that are aesthetically similar to your natural teeth and designed to restore your smile.
At Pacific Highway Dental, Dr. Rena Jhuty, DMD, specializes in both of these restorative solutions. To decide which of the two is a better option for you, read on to learn what dental crowns and bridges are all about and the many advantages they offer.
Crowns are one of the most popular restorative solutions used in dentistry. They are used for capping or replacing a damaged or decayed tooth and are made of a variety of materials such as gold, silver, and other precious metals, stainless steel, ceramic, resin, or porcelain.
The cost of crowns varies depending on the material you choose.
To place a crown, our dentist - Rena Jhuty, DMD, performs a root canal procedure to replace your damaged tooth root with a dental implant.
Next, she will place a tooth-shaped dental cap, called a crown, on top of the implant. Once the procedure is done, your teeth’s functionality will be fully restored and your appearance will be greatly improved.
While crowns can be used to cap a damaged or decayed tooth, bridges are only used for replacing missing teeth.
Bridges are also available in a variety of materials including gold, silver, porcelain, ceramic, and resin. However, porcelain is the most commonly preferred option because it lasts longer and looks more like natural teeth.
To place a bridge, our dentist - Rena Jhuty, DMD, will either insert dental implants at each end of the area where the teeth are missing or file down your teeth to allow the crowns at each end of the bridge to fuse together with the existing teeth. The replacement teeth known as pontics will then fill the area and restore your oral functionality.
Both crowns and bridges serve a common purpose and offer the following advantages:
At Pacific Highway Dental, we are committed to offering the best possible care to all our patients. So, if you have been looking to have a damaged or broken tooth replaced, call us at (253) 529-9434, book an appointment online with Rena Jhuty, DMD, or visit our office at 27020 Pacific Highway South, Suite C, Kent, WA 98032 and walk away with a brand new smile and restored confidence.