Restoring Summerlin Smiles with Dental Crowns & Bridges
Accidents, injury, and gum disease can all lead to tooth loss, but if you are missing a tooth or teeth for any reason, never fear. Dr. West can offer a crown and bridge, sometimes called a fixed bridge, to return structure and stability to your smile. A bridge is a custom prosthetic anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one are prepared with crowns to serve as abutments to hold the prosthetic (replacement) tooth in place.
Crown and bridges are most commonly prepared using high-quality materials such as semiprecious or precious metals, porcelain, or a fused combination of the two. Aesthetics, function, and tissue compatibility are all taken into consideration when selecting the material most suitable for you.