Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Why It's So Important to Repair a Damaged or Broken Tooth and How Crowns and Bridges Can Do It

February 6, 2021
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Posted By: Dr Matthew Kinsella Staff

A broken or missing tooth might impact not only your smile but also your oral health. Eating and chewing can be uncomfortable when you have a compromised tooth. When you have to compensate during chewing, it can impact your surrounding teeth.

The good news is there are solutions for restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile with tooth crowns and dental bridges in West Perth. Here's how they work.

Tooth Crowns Repair Decayed or Broken Teeth

A dental crown is a restoration that fits over and completely covers what remains of your decayed or damaged tooth. This allows your crown to restore your tooth while saving the integrity of your root. Maintaining your natural tooth is usually your dentist's goal because it may prevent bone loss that is common with tooth loss.

Porcelain is one material choice for creating your crown. Porcelain is durable and reliable, and your dentist can use custom shading to match your neighbouring teeth and blend flawlessly into your smile. Gold or other metal may be an option to restore a molar or back tooth since they take the bulk of the heavy chewing load.

Dental Bridges Replace Lost Teeth

If you're living with adjacent missing teeth, a dental bridge may be an excellent solution to restore your smile. Your bridge uses your healthy teeth as anchors for crowns that support one or more prosthetic teeth in between. Dental bridges are typically made of porcelain, so they nicely complement your smile.

The key to longevity for your dental bridge is to ensure that your anchor teeth are clean and bacteria-free with consistent daily brushing and flossing.

Learn More About the Solution for Your Smile

If your smile is compromised, Dr Kinsella would love to talk with you about solutions for damaged or missing teeth. We welcome your call to our dental clinic in West Perth for more information about tooth crowns and dental bridges.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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