If your teeth were perfectly healthy your entire life, then …
… your smile would look fine.
… you would be able to eat anything you wanted anytime.
In real life, however, accidents happen. People’s teeth get cracked. People’s teeth break. People get cavities, and some people’s teeth fall out or get knocked out of their sockets.
If any of those things have happened to you, then it might be time to consider options for restoring your smile and the function of your damaged or missing teeth.
It’s time to ask how you can get a dental crown or bridge at A Perfect Smile in Falmouth, ME.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Nelson, call us today at (207) 536-3508.
Correcting Cavities, Cracks, & More!
More than 90 percent of people will get one cavity or more.
If you act quickly, you can fix that with a tooth filling. But not filling is permanent. In time, they wear down and need to be replaced. Every time this happens, you lose a little more of your tooth in the process.
If you wait too long, a filling may not be enough to fill your cavity.
In either of these situations, a dental crown can provide a better long-term solution. Crowns are like caps that cover the tooth. The healthy parts of the tooth provide the support to hold the crown in position.
Whether you get an e.max or zirconia crown from us, you will be getting something that looks like a natural tooth and allows you to keep biting and chewing comfortably.
Crowns also can fix cracked teeth, broken teeth, and infected teeth (as part of a root canal treatment). From a cosmetic standpoint, crowns can improve the appearance of an individual tooth that looks dark compared to the rest of your smile or a tooth that is undersized or misshapen in some way.
Filling the Gaps
Crowns are a great way to repair teeth that are damaged because you still have healthy parts of those teeth that can support the crown. What do you do when you don’t have a tooth left, however?
You build a bridge, of course — a dental bridge!
These bridges are formed by fusing crowns together. To replace a missing tooth, you would get a three-crown bridge. The crowns on the outside would be bonded to two of your healthy teeth, while the crown in the middle would fill the gap in your smile.
Since bridges are made of the same materials as crowns, they too look like natural teeth when they are bonded in place.
A Lasting Solution
When you have a crown or bridge from A Perfect Smile, you can trust that your smile will look real and that your replacement teeth will function as well as your natural ones. With a crown or a bridge, you can have a solution that works for decades with proper care and maintenance.