Improving your smile starts with the ideal restoration. Crowns and bridges are among the most common types of restorations because both offer important cosmetic benefits. Your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. Cesar Acosta, explains how the restorations will upgrade your smile or correct flaws or other issues.
Crowns lengthen teeth
Do you have one tooth that you wish was just a little longer? Short teeth detract from your appearance, but can also affect the way your teeth meet when you chew. Grinding, a common cause of the problem, affects about 10 percent of people in the U.S., according to the American Sleep Association. If a short tooth has made chewing difficult, you'll want to talk to Dr. Acosta about a crown the next time you visit his Turlock office.
Crowns help you hold it together
Crowns help you keep your teeth in one piece after they've been damaged by a crack. The more you bite on your tooth, the greater the chance that it will break if it doesn't receive a crown. Cracks aren't the only reason teeth become fragile. Sometimes, the problem occurs as you grow older, but other times weakening can be caused by decay.
Crowns transform teeth
Crowns disguise problems that affect the way your teeth look. Straightening a twisted tooth is as simple as adding a crown. Has your tooth changed from pearly white to dull gray, yellow or brown? The problem can occur after dental issues or may be an unappealing side effect of taking some medications. Versatile crowns offer the ideal solution to many cosmetic problems.
Bridges replace missing teeth
Has losing a tooth made you feel self-conscious about your appearance? Appearance issues are certainly important, but missing teeth can cause other issues. If you don't restore your tooth, your other teeth may begin to move, and you may notice that chewing isn't quite as easy. Bridges fill the gap in your smile with an artificial tooth that's attached to crowns for support and stability.
Could you benefit from a crown or bridge? Call your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. Cesar Acosta, at (209) 250-2560 to schedule an appointment.