Yefim Aranbayev, DDS – Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and dental bridges are permanent prosthetic fixtures intended to fix damaged or missing teeth. Typically, a dental crown is used to “save” a tooth that might otherwise need removal or a dental implant with a protective camp.
Unlike a dental crown, a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) by anchoring a prosthetic tooth to the surrounding teeth, which dental crowns can secure.
Both crowns and bridges can restore the natural appearance of the mouth while preventing future damage or tooth decay.
The best way to assess your need for a dental crown or dental bridge is to visit your local dentist. The dental offices of Yefim Aranbayev, DDS, offer dental crown and bridge procedures for general dental and cosmetic purposes.
Contact our offices in Upper Darby, PA, to talk to our staff about our painless dental crown procedures and our flexible dental crown cost options.
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown (or tooth crown) is a tooth cap or protective covering for a damaged tooth. Although dental crowns are among the most common restorative dental procedures, the need for a crown is not always apparent to patients. However, the more you know about the dental crown procedure, the more capably you can talk to your dentist about your best options.
Do you need a dental crown? If you have a cracked tooth, you may be a good candidate for a dental crown. However, even in the absence of a cracked tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown to protect a damaged or compromised tooth.
Unfortunately, many patients do not understand the function and value of crowns for teeth. Simply put, dental crowns improve the function and appearance of your teeth while extending the life of a damaged or compromised tooth. A dental crown may also help you avoid a more extensive (and expensive) intervention, like a root canal.
Do You Need a Dental Bridge?
If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for a dental bridge—a permanent fixture that can restore the healthy appearance and function of your teeth.
A dental bridge procedure is true to the name: by “bridging” the gap between missing teeth, often with the help of dental crowns, a dental bridge can solve the problems of missing teeth, including problems with your bite, eating difficulties, and pain or soreness. Of course, a dental crown also solves the cosmetic problem of missing teeth, an advantage that is top of mind for many of our local patients in the Upper Darby, PA, area.
Depending on the patient’s needs, a dentist may recommend different types of dental bridges, which may include one of four variations: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, or implant-supported.
You can read more about these different types of dental bridges on Healthline, a reliable source for general health information. However, due to the variety of options and the unique nature of your mouth, you should see your local dentist to assess the best options for your health, lifestyle, and budget.