The Importance of Crowns and Bridges
By Jennifer Robb, D.M.D.
March 04, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: crowns   bridges  

Missing teeth can compromise the beauty of your smile, and keep you from enjoying the foods you love. Dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile and your self-esteem. Dr. Jennifer Robb in Lorain, OH, offers a full range of dental care services, including dental crowns and bridges, to repair and restore your smile.

There are many reasons why dental crowns and dental bridges are important to you and your smile like:

  • Dental crowns restore teeth that are badly damaged, and dental bridges fill in space where you are missing teeth.
  • Dental crowns can make your teeth look whole again, using materials that look just like natural tooth structure. Dental bridges can complete your smile, using prosthetic teeth which are suspended over the space where you are missing teeth.
  • Dental crowns cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth, above the gum line, protecting your teeth from breaking and allowing you to enjoy the foods you love. Dental bridges create increased surface area for chewing, so you chew better, which aids your digestion and your overall health.

When you choose a dental crown, one of the most popular materials is porcelain. You will enjoy the translucent beauty of porcelain and the fact that it is stain-resistant. A full porcelain crown provides a beautiful addition to your smile.

If you need a crown on a back tooth, you can also choose a porcelain-fused-to-metal or a PFM crown. These crowns offer the beauty of porcelain and the increased strength of a metal framework underneath.

You can choose a dental bridge to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, are suspended over the open space and anchored by the adjacent teeth, which are crowned to support the cemented bridge.

Dental crowns and dental bridges can repair and restore your smile. To find out more about how dental crowns and bridges can save your smile, call Dr. Jennifer Robb in Lorain, OH, at (440) 960-1940. Start on your new smile by calling today!

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