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You probably know that when you have a fractured, chipped, or missing teeth, you should have the problem addressed—especially if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Fortunately, there are a number of options you should consider, including a dental bridge or a crown. Still, do you know the difference between the two?

You see, a crown is used to cover a damaged tooth while. This restoration option is extremely useful for protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, for replacing a large filling, or for restoring a fractured tooth. Similarly, a dental crown can be used to cover a tooth after it’s had root canal therapy, or even to alter the appearance of your smile.

Conversely, if you’re missing a single tooth—or several consecutive teeth—a bridge may be the option you need. You see, a bridge is a restoration made of artificial teeth that are cemented to healthy teeth on both sides. Please remember that if you have a gap in your smile, your other teeth could shift, and lead to a number of issues.

Still, regardless of which restoration option is right for you, you can expect to enjoy a number of benefits, For example, with either of these restorations, your ability to chew, speak, and eat comfortably will be restored. Furthermore, crowns and your artificial teeth will be created to blend with the rest of your smile. In other words, either of these restorations will look and feel like your natural teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about a crown or a bridge—or your other restoration options—please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Tim J Brooks, DDS at 405-752-0600. Our dentist, Dr. Tim J. Brooks will be happy to assess the state of your smile and recommend the restoration that best fits your needs. We’re excited to hear from you soon.

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