What Crowns and Bridges Can Do for You
By KATHLEEN M. GEIPE, DDS, PA
December 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

How dental crowns and bridges from your dentist in Salisbury, MD, can give you a great smile

If you are coping with a broken smile, you can rebuild it! Damaged, cracked, or fractured teeth can be made whole again, thanks to dental crowns. If you are dealing with an incomplete smile, you can make your smile complete with dental bridges. Dr. Kathleen M. Geipe in Salisbury, MD, provides dental crowns and bridges that can give you the strong, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for.

Broken teeth can make you fearful to chew and enjoy the foods you love. You may be afraid your teeth will break more. Large metal fillings may not solve the problem of breakage. That’s because a large filling can divide your tooth into sections, weakening its internal structure. When you bite down, your tooth may fracture, taking away both the filling and more tooth structure.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns work differently, because they encase your entire visible tooth above the gumline, protecting it from breaking. When you bite down on a dental crown, the biting stress is spread out evenly over the surface of your tooth. The even pressure helps prevent damage to your tooth.

Broken teeth can also make you embarrassed about smiling. A broken smile can make you self-conscious, and can affect your self-esteem. Dental crowns can help create a more beautiful smile. That’s because today’s crown materials resemble natural tooth structure.

Consider a full porcelain crown, or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, if you want the most lifelike, natural-looking crown available; porcelain reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel so your porcelain crown will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dental Bridges

If you have an incomplete smile because of missing teeth, dental bridges can give you back your smile and your full chewing ability. Gaps in your smile can be embarrassing, and can also interfere with your digestion and your overall health. Dental bridges replace missing teeth with realistic-looking prosthetic teeth. Bridges are permanently cemented and aren’t removed, unlike dental appliances.

To find out more about how dental crowns and bridges can give you a great smile, just pick up your phone and call Dr. Kathleen M. Geipe in Salisbury, MD. Call today and get started on your great, new smile!

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