Do you have damaged or missing teeth?
If so, you may want to look into the different ways you can restore and improve the appearance and the function of those natural teeth. Dental implants or bridges are a great choice for those who are missing teeth. If your tooth still has enough healthy structure and you want to try and save the natural tooth you currently have, then you should be able to do that by the application of a dental crown. This works if the tooth is cracked, stained, or damaged by cavities and decay but is still present and the structure in there to support the crown.
Crowns are a sort of topper or cap that is placed on the top of a prepared tooth. It’s kind of like a very large filling in the shape and color of your natural tooth. If your tooth has been broken down due to decay or trauma, it can be cleaned, prepared, and fitted for a temporary crown while your permanent crown is created. There are many types of crowns that are made from different kinds of materials. You can choose from ceramic crowns, metal alloy crowns, stainless steel crowns, and all resin crowns. Each type of crown will be a different cost and have a different appearance so you can choose whichever type works best for your specific case and budget. Crowns can be placed on back teeth or front teeth, depending on what you require.
If you’re missing teeth, it’s important to look into a replacement option as soon as you can. Make sure to schedule a dental visit and talk with an oral health professional about how you could get fitted for a dental bridge. This is a form of tooth replacement that sits on top of the gum line, as opposed to, a dental implant whose base is below the gumline. A dental bridge is secured to teeth surrounding the site of the missing tooth and appears and functions just like a natural tooth.
If your teeth are missing or have been recently damaged, give Boyle Family Dental a call and learn about the exceptional dental care and dental crowns and bridge options that we can offer you in Idaho Falls, ID!