Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children and adults alike. If you are dealing with the effects of decay, crowns and bridges are two of the most common resolutions that may be suggested. A crown is simply a cap that covers and restores a damaged tooth, and a dental bridge replaces missing teeth by anchoring a false tooth between two crowns affixed to the adjacent teeth. These are simple procedures, but some people do not know what to expect when they go in for either process. The following facts might ease your mind and help you understand the how getting dental crowns or bridges can restore your smile.
Both dental crowns and bridges are customized to fit in your mouth perfectly. One of the most common concerns patients have, however, is that there will be a noticeable difference in their smile after the procedure. Just like we will measure the spacing and placement of your teeth, we will record their exact color in order to get a piece that looks completely natural. Though you can still get crowns and bridges made of gold or metal, the following materials are commonly used and can provide a less visible look:
Your provider will advise you as to which material is best suited for your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY should emphasize improving your oral health as much as the look of your smile.
A lot of patients have anxiety stemming from the idea, as previously mentioned, that their dental work will somehow be noticeable. On the contrary, a well-done bridge or crown will restore your smile’s natural beauty. This fear can be further dispelled by the number of people who have crowns and bridges. Estimates count close to 15 million people in the United States who have had either procedure, which means you probably know more than a couple of people who have benefitted from a bridge or a crown.
Crowns and bridges can resolve tooth decay and many other common dental problems. If you have broken, missing or decaying teeth, Dr. Mark Moskowitz can help you reclaim your confidence and beautiful smile. Call 518-633-4446 for more information on cosmetic dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY.