Dental Crowns and Bridges: Which Do I Need?
The extent of damage to your teeth, whether through periodontal disease or traumatic injury, determines whether you need dental crowns or bridges.
If you have just one or a few teeth that are cracked or misshapen, a crown is probably the right choice for you. Ceramic dental crowns can protect a weak tooth or hold together parts of a cracked tooth, and also improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
If you have gaps in your smile and find it difficult to speak and chew, a dental bridge might be the right option. A dental bridge will close the spaces in your mouth with long-lasting permanent teeth. They are secure and can only be removed by a dentist.
Contact Dr. Roybal at his Santa Fe dental office for a consultation about dental crowns and bridges. Dr. Roybal has placed more than 50,000 porcelain veneers, crowns and crown restorations during his career, so you’ll feel at ease knowing that you are in his capable hands.
More About CEREC
CEREC stands for CEramic REstoration. CEREC’s technology makes fabricating crowns and bridges more efficient than ever. Another advantage to using CEREC digital radiography is the extremely low radiation level compared to conventional x-rays. Since they are instant, you won’t have to wait for film to develop!
With the assistance of CEREC, Dr. Roybal can restore your teeth with strong, tooth-colored ceramic dental crowns to restore your tooth’s natural strength, beauty, and function.