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Do You Need a Crown or Bridge?

May 19, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
Dental Crowns and Implants | Springfield IL Dentist

Finding the proper dental restoration for your smile will require a trip to the dentist to get the most accurate information possible. Each dental restoration serves a specific purpose, and the one that will work best for you depends on your dental conditions. 

Here are some guidelines that can help you determine if you need a crown or a bridge:

The Purpose of a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are for protection and stabilization of a damaged tooth. Opting to place a dental crown on a damaged tooth can prolong the life of your tooth and reduce pain and sensitivity.

At Ruggless Dental, we use crowns to correct:

  • Decay
  • Fractures
  • Wear
  • Cracks

When choosing a material for your dental crown, we will consider your bite and your goals for your smile. To learn more about dental crowns in Springfield, give us a call to schedule an appointment and discover if a dental crown can improve the comfort and function of your smile.

The Purpose of a Dental Bridge

If you have a missing tooth and want to learn more about your options to complete your smile, we can help. We offer a number of tooth replacement options to solve the problem of missing teeth. Many patients want to avoid the surgery associated with dental implants, and dental bridges can offer a reliable alternative.

By placing two dental crowns on adjacent teeth, we can suspend a fabricated tooth in place, filling the gap in your smile. Dental bridges are sturdy and non-removable. They do require some special care such as cleaning with specially designed floss threaders and interproximal brushes to keep them free of food debris.

Crowns & Bridges in Springfield, IL

Restorative dentistry saves smiles and prevents dental extractions, something that is important to your overall health. To learn more about fillings, dental bridges, and dental crowns, give our Springfield dental office a call. Our Ruggless Dental team is here to help!

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