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How crowns and bridgework can improve your smile
If you have teeth that are badly broken, have huge fillings or you are missing teeth entirely, there is a solution to give you a new smile. YDental crowns and bridgework can restore your teeth. You should see an expert on crowns and bridgework, like Dr. Carl Horchos of Chestnut Dental Associates, your general and cosmetic dentist in the neighborhood of Downingtown, PA.
Dr. Horchos can color-match your crowns and bridgework to your existing teeth, creating a uniform, natural new smile. Your new crowns and bridgework will look just like your natural teeth, so all your friends will notice is your beautiful smile.
There are a variety of materials to choose from for your crowns and bridgework, depending on the location in your mouth. Gold is the strongest material, so it is frequently placed on the back teeth, where you need a lot of chewing strength. You can also have porcelain fused to the gold, to create beauty and strength. These crowns are suitable for any area of your mouth. The most beautiful choice is a full porcelain crown. Full porcelain crowns have a translucent quality just like your teeth and are frequently used for the front teeth or teeth that show when you smile.
Your Downingtown dentist wants you to know crowns aren’t just beautiful. They also provide a protective cap over your tooth to keep it from breaking--they make your tooth stronger. Fillings can actually make your tooth weaker, and more prone to breakage, depending on how large the filling is. Large metal fillings also look bulky and are very noticeable when you smile. Crowns will actually blend in and enhance your smile.
Bridgework is used to replace multiple missing teeth and is a much better choice than a removable partial for many reasons. You don’t have to remove the bridge like you do with a partial as they are a permanent part of your smile. Bridges also blend in with your other teeth, just like a crown. The result is a completely natural looking, permanent and sparkling new smile.
If you need to repair badly damaged teeth or replace missing teeth, you should go for a more permanent solution like crowns and bridges. Call Dr. Carl Horchos of Chestnut Dental Associates, in Downingtown, PA. He can help you explore how a new crown or bridge can improve your smile, so call today!