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It is easy to take your ability to chew for granted, but if you end up with some missing teeth, you may quickly realize how valuable strong chewing power really is. Every type of tooth performs a vital function when it comes to chewing food. Your front teeth cut and tear, while your back teeth crush and grind. It doesn’t matter what tooth you are missing, if you don’t replace it, your chewing power will suffer. First Dental Associates, right here in Reading, MA, can use dental crowns and dental bridges to restore your chewing power, as well as fix your smile. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or a series of teeth, Reading, MA dentist Dr. Sadeghi and her staff have the skills, experience, and equipment to keep you healthy.
All-Ceramic Dental Crowns
All-ceramic dental crowns, like zirconia, e.max, and Lava, are especially popular for their aesthetic feature of being translucent, which means they closely match the appearance of your natural teeth. These crowns differ from traditional crowns in that they do not have a metal foundation like many crowns do. This makes them ideal to replace the more visible front teeth.
Ceramic dental crowns can be used to restore a severely cracked tooth or a root canaled tooth, or it can be anchored to a dental implant for a complete tooth replacement. Dental crowns are very durable, so they will give you nearly all the freedom and function of a natural tooth, but they are also subject to cracking and staining, just like natural teeth, so you will still have to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits.
A dental bridges is a way to replace a missing tooth or a few missing teeth using the strength of your remaining healthy teeth. This procedure uses crowns placed over two healthy teeth on either side of the gap left by missing teeth to act as anchors. These crowns connect to a “bridge” that will support the replacement crowns filling the gap.
In some cases, you may not have the two healthy teeth necessary for a dental bridge, or you may not want to risk damaging healthy teeth by covering them with a crown. Either way, dental implants can be used to support the bridge. These implant-supported dental bridges offer a high level of stability and will reduce bone deterioration in the jawbone.
Reading, MA dentist Dr. Sadeghi restores various types of dental implants, including single implants and dental bridges, so whatever your need is, she can place a dental crowns and dental bridges to give you the chewing power you need to stay healthy and fit. Call our trusted Reading, MA dentist at 781-435-7290 today to schedule a dental crowns and dental bridges appointment, or simply fill out our online form and one of our associates will contact you.