Crowns and bridges can do so many things for your smile. Together, they restore your smile by securely anchoring artificial teeth in place. With your smile restored, they also help restore biting and chewing functions and reduce strain on surrounding teeth. Dr. Jerry Johnson is your Pasadena dentist for crowns and bridges.
How Crowns and Bridges Work
Crowns and bridges make it possible to fill the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones. The bridge contains artificial teeth called pontics for filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. Crowns are protective caps that fit over existing teeth or implants and can be used to anchor a dental bridge in place. A crown is positioned at each end of the bridge. The crowns fit over an existing tooth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges restore your smile by eliminating the gaps caused by missing teeth. And since bridges are secured with crowns, they offer the benefit of remaining securely in place and you do not have to worry about it slipping out of place when eating or speaking as you might with a denture.
Several other benefits result from filling the gaps in your smile with crowns and bridges. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can endure added strain and become worn down faster. Further, gaps from missing teeth can alter the way you speak by causing the tongue to slip into the gaps when speaking. In addition to restoring your smile, filling in the gaps with crowns and bridges can address all of these concerns.
Crowns and bridges can restore your smile and resolve many of the problems associated with having missing teeth, such as alleviating the increased strain on surrounding teeth. To find out if crowns and bridges are the right option for restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, your Pasadena dentist, by calling the office at (626) 798-7896. In addition to serving the Pasadena area, Dr. Johnson also serves Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and the San Gabriel Valley.