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February 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Discover the advantages of getting dental crowns and bridges in Newberg, crowns, dental bridges

According to research published by Sports Health, about 30 million children and teens are involved in sports each year in the US alone. This means that the probability of dental injuries is much higher. While our Newberg, OR, dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, will always recommend that people of any age looking to play sports also wear a mouth guard, if you don’t then you may be faced with a dental injury like a fractured or completely knocked-out tooth. If this is the case, then a dental crown or bridge may be able to restore your damaged smile.

What are crowns and bridges?

A crown is made to look just like the crown of a tooth but at first glance, you may notice that this restoration is hollow. This is so it can fit over the entire crown of a natural tooth. Each crown is custom made and is a great way to protect a damaged tooth and prevent further damage.

And a dental bridge is right for those patients looking to replace one or more teeth in a row. A dental bridge is supported by two dental crowns (one on each side) and the false teeth are then cemented in between the crowns. Just like with crowns, bridges are also custom made.

What are the benefits of getting dental crowns and bridges in Newberg, OR?

You may already be able to imagine how these restorations can improve your smile, but just in case you aren’t able to fully grasp what they can do for you here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

An improved appearance: Whether you need to replace a missing tooth or hide a malformed tooth, crowns can provide cosmetic enhancements to your smile while bridges can fill in the gap left by your missing tooth.

Restore chewing and speaking: If you have a tooth that is severely cracked or weak, or if you have missing teeth, you know the challenges of being able to eat or speak. Chewing is difficult when you are concerned about the health of your teeth, and having gaps in your smile can lead to embarrassing speech impediments. But by choosing these restorations you won’t have to worry about any of these issues.

Prevent teeth misalignments and changes to your facial structure: When you lose one or more teeth the rest of your natural teeth will begin to shift slowly toward the gap in your smile. This can lead to a serious misalignment. As a result of your tooth loss, you will also start to experience jawbone deterioration, which can affect the shape of your face. To prevent these issues from happening it’s time to talk to us about whether dental bridges are right for you.

If you are interested in finding out whether crowns or dental bridges are the right choice for improving your oral health, then call Arbor Hills Dental in Newberg, OR, to schedule your consultation.