At Birchwood Dental, we offer a variety of restoration options to treat teeth that have been damaged or lost. Two of our most popular options are high-quality, porcelain crowns and bridges.
A crown is used to cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. A crown can strengthen a damaged tooth, and improve its appearance, shape or alignment. When a single tooth is lost, a crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a functional, natural-looking structure. Crowns have a wide variety of uses including:
When teeth are lost, the remaining teeth can shift into the empty spaces. This creates a bad bite. The lack of balance caused by missing teeth can also cause gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Dental bridges are commonly used to replace missing teeth and to prevent these issues. The bridge spans the space where teeth are missing. They are attached to the natural teeth which have been treated with crowns or implants surrounding the empty spot. These teeth serve as strong support for the bridge.
To learn more about dental restorations options, call Birchwood Dental today in Meridian, Idaho at (208) 228-5499. We will help you determine the best treatment for your unique needs.