A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons. A crown covers your tooth to help restore its original shape and size. Crowns can also be used to make teeth stronger and look better.
Crowns have a variety of uses. In some cases, a tooth that has a large filling does not have enough remaining structure to keep the filling in place. A crown strengthens the tooth. Crowns can also protect teeth that are weak, or help fix ones that are broken. Discolored or misshaped teeth can be covered by a crown. Crowns are also used for restoring dental implants.
Dr. Kjelden may recommend a crown for any of these reasons. Crowns play an important role in dental health. If you have any questions, please call us at (707) 765-6021.
Bridges can solve the problem of missing teeth. Similar to dentures, bridges replace gaps in your smile with beautiful teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain and gold.
Bridges can be removable or fixed. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned by patients, whereas fixed bridges have to be removed by a dentist. Bridges can be implanted to the jaw or under the gums. With so many options, it is important to consult with Dr. Kjeldsen about which type of bridge is best for you.