When you lose a tooth, how your smile looks and functions will change. Eating certain foods will be more difficult, and over time, your remaining teeth will shift out of alignment. But a simple restorative dentistry service from South Shore Dental Care can help you restore functionality and prevent teeth from moving. It’s called a crown and bridge.
How Does a Crown and Bridge Work?
Like a dental implant, a crown and bridge is designed to fill in a gap in your smile. Unlike a dental implant, though, a crown and bridge doesn’t use a prosthetic root to anchor your new tooth. Instead, a crown and bridge includes a false tooth with a crown on either side. These crowns, which will cap the two healthy teeth surrounding your gap, are what will anchor your restoration and help you return to a full, healthy smile.
If you’ve lost a tooth because of poor oral health, an accident, or an injury, Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman at South Shore Dental Care can help. And getting started is easy—you just need to give us a call to schedule your consultation appointment. During your visit, we can examine your smile and answer any questions you might have about what a crown and bridge involves. In all, treatment will take between two and three visits to complete.