Dental Crown or Bridge: Which Restoration Is Right for You?

Missing, weak, or damaged teeth can impact your ability to chew, speak clearly, or smile with confidence. Dr. Perno and his dedicated team at Highrise Dental are pleased to offer cutting-edge restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns and bridges, to restore healthy, functional smiles. The question is, which restoration is right for you?

What Is a Dental Crown and What Are Its Uses?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth's visible surfaces, restoring its size, shape, strength, and appearance. At Highrise Dental, we offer high-quality, aesthetic restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Dental crowns serve many purposes. They offer an excellent solution to preserve weak teeth or restore teeth with deep decay or large fillings. They also strengthen and protect root canal-treated teeth, restoring their natural form and function.

Dental crowns can help replace one or more missing teeth by covering dental implants or supporting dental bridges. They can also close small gaps or uneven spaces between teeth, repair worn teeth, and improve the color, size, shape, and overall appearance of teeth, delivering beautiful smiles.

What Is a Dental Bridge and What Are Its Benefits?

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that's designed to replace one or more adjacent teeth. It typically consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to dental crowns placed on teeth on either side of the gap, leaving you with a beautiful, functional smile.

Dental bridges offer numerous benefits that go beyond completing your smile. They help restore your ability to chew and speak and help maintain your facial structure. They also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting toward the gap, lowering the risk of crooked teeth and a crowded mouth.

Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge can help distribute the forces of your bite, lowering the risk of complications that may follow tooth loss, including periodontal disease, uneven tooth wear, tooth fracture, and TMJ pain. Best of all, your new bridge will restore your beautiful, confident smile.

Which Restoration Is Right for You?

When deciding between a dental crown or bridge, there are many considerations, including the extent of damage. If you have a single tooth that's damaged or decayed, we may recommend a dental crown. If, however, you have a missing tooth or a tooth damaged beyond repair, a dental bridge may be the ideal option.

Another factor to consider is the health of the surrounding teeth. A dental bridge relies on neighboring teeth for support, so if they are healthy, a bridge can be a successful option. If, however, the adjacent teeth are weak or compromised, a crown placed on a dental implant may be a more effective tooth restoration solution. Dr. Perno will recommend the ideal restoration to address your unique needs.

Dental Bridges and Crowns Near Me in Phoenix, AZ

If you'd like to learn more about restoring your smile with a dental crown or bridge, contact Highrise Dental to schedule a consultation. Dr. Perno will help you determine the best restorative option to get your smile’s health, beauty, and function back on track.

Are you ready to get started? We invite you to call us at 602-230-1161 to schedule your appointment or book one online today!

By Dr. Dana Perno, DDS | 13-February-2024