i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS
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When a Dental Crown Is Better Than a Bridge

February 9, 2021
Posted By: i-Implant Dentistry
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If you live with a damaged or missing tooth, you may be trying to determine which solution is best for you: a dental crown or bridge.

Fractured or missing teeth can impact your ability to chew, eat, speak, and even laugh with ease. In short, it can affect your quality of life, which is why restoring your lost or damaged teeth is essential. Our friendly dental team can help you figure out which alternative is best for you. 

Dental crowns and bridges are both viable options for fixing broken or missing teeth in Sartell, MN. We recommend a dental crown when the tooth is weakened or broken, while dental bridges are used to restore one or more missing teeth.

At i-Implant Dentistry, our dental professionals can collaborate to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Do I Need a Dental Crown or a Bridge?

Deciding between a dental crown or a bridge is dependant on your individual needs and situation. 

Dental Crowns:

Dental crowns work with your natural existing teeth to keep them from becoming weaker. These are both wonderful options in the right oral health scenario, such as:

  • Covering severely stained teeth
  • Addressing misshapen teeth
  • Protecting damaged teeth
  • Being the visible portion of a dental implant
  • Attaching dental bridges
  • Restoring large fillings

Dental Bridges:

Dental bridges are dental prosthetics that replace a missing tooth or teeth using the adjacent teeth to hold them securely in place. A dental bridge is composed of three or more crowns in a single unit.

Restoring missing teeth with a dental bridge allows us to ensure that the neighboring teeth don’t shift to fill in space and averting any change in your face's contours. Dental bridges also:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Bridge the gap when a tooth is damaged
  • Prevent teeth around a gap from shifting

Are You Interested in Protecting Your Smile?

If you have damaged your tooth, or are interested in cosmetically enhancing it, dental crowns may be the best option. At i-Implant Dentistry, we work closely with our patients to go over the dental services that are available to them and how they can benefit your dental health. 

A weakened or fragile tooth can be restored to its former glory with natural-looking dental crowns. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our restorative dentists to determine if you are a good candidate. We look forward to treating you.

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