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By Dental Associates of Cumberland
November 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns   Bridges  

Having a missing permanent tooth can make eating a challenge and smiling uncomfortable. You might think that this is a situation you'll have to deal with for the rest of your life. However, with custom crowns and bridges from Dr. Angeles Felix, your dentist in Cumberland, RI, you can smile and eat confidently again. Check out how crowns and bridges can help you here:

What are crowns and bridges?

These porcelain dental restorations, made from measurements and images taken by your Cumberland dentist, look like a section of three or more teeth. The two teeth on the outside are the crowns, which means they are hollow on the inside in order to fit over the natural teeth that are on either side of the gap in your smile. The middle section - the bridge - is an artificial tooth or teeth that takes the place of the one or more teeth that are missing. Once the whole restoration is cemented into place, it will be difficult to tell the natural teeth from the artificial ones.

Why do my teeth need to be crowned in order to place a bridge?

While partial dentures can do the same job as a bridge without the addition of crowns, they attach to natural teeth with metal clasps, which are often very noticeable. Partials are also not permanent; they require daily removal for cleaning. You can avoid these issues with crowns and bridges from your Cumberland dentist, but the natural teeth on either side of the gap will have to be prepped for crowning in order to make them more stable for the bridge that will connect them.

If you're missing a tooth, give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile by contacting your Cumberland, RI dentist, Dr. Angeles Felix, to set up a consultation appointment about crowns and bridges. We look forward to helping you restore your smile!



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