Illustration of a dental crown to cover a tooth next to a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth

Dental Crowns vs. Bridges

February 28, 2023 8:00 am

Are you suffering from severe tooth decay, broken teeth, or missing teeth, and looking into your tooth replacement options? There are many durable, natural-looking restorative solutions available. For example, dental crowns and bridges are two common restorative treatments.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are natural-looking, tooth-colored ceramic caps. They are an incredibly versatile dental treatment that can be used to protect a broken tooth, cover a severely misshapen or discolored one, reinforce a compromised tooth after root canal therapy, and more. They can also replace teeth when paired with a dental implant or be attached in a row of three as a traditional dental bridge.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis designed to “bridge” a gap in your smile. Traditional dental bridges are made up of dental crowns on each end that act as support anchors to natural-looking replacement teeth cemented in the middle. Depending on a patient’s unique needs, a bridge can not only be bonded onto remaining healthy teeth surrounding a gap via dental crowns but also snap onto dental implants.

Which Tooth Replacement Method Is Right for Me?

There isn’t always a black-and-white answer when choosing a restorative dental treatment to repair your smile. Schedule a consultation with your dentist so they can look at your smile, discuss your goals, recommend potential treatment options, provide you with cost estimates, and explain your payment options.

Durable Restorative Treatments in Petaluma, CA

Are you looking for a dentist who can provide affordable, personalized dental care? Our Alma Dental Care team will work one-on-one with you to help you regain a full, healthy smile! We offer traditional crowns and bridges, as well as same-day CEREC® crowns. Dr. Serrano can help you determine which treatment is right for you based on your oral health, lifestyle, and budget! Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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