Many people do not keep an optimum level of hygiene when it comes to brushing and cleaning their teeth, they sometimes discard the fact that their teeth need care and attention so that they do not deteriorate further and become a problem when leading normal daily duties, such as talking, eating, chewing and even breathing.
Poor hygiene can lead to a number of problems including missing teeth, discoloured or chipped and broken teeth. These problems can also occur through other methods such as smoking, eating too many sugary foods or maybe even an accident where your tooth has been hit or damaged. Well no longer do you have to deal with the pain and embarrassment of any of these problems.
A crown is a fitting that is placed over the top of the problem tooth, restoring it in both a visual way and also its functionality. This should be a virtually painless procedure that takes two or three dental visits and the results typically last from 10 years to a lifetime depending on the materials used in constructing the crown.
If your tooth’s root and base are still strong and intact then the dentist can just remove a small bit of enamel from your tooth in order to securely place the crown upon. If the root of the tooth is not intact and is severely decayed then root canal therapy may be an option for the crown to then be placed.
A bridge is more commonly used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can fill a gap of up to four teeth if there are healthy natural teeth flanking the gap. A bridge is where the teeth are fixed onto the healthy teeth surrounding the gap and leaving a secure and stable fitting.