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Does your smile need some extra help? Have you considered dental restoration procedures such as crowns or bridges? If not, these are two popular methods which you should take a serious look at if you’re ready to make big changes to your smile.

Our team here at Personal Dental Care in Richmond, Virginia, has the knowledge and skills to help you make the best choice for replacing your missing teeth, and today we’ll look at the differences between crowns and bridges, two of the most popular restoration options available.

Crowns
Dental crowns are a great option if you only have one tooth missing, or minor issues with a couple of teeth. Crowns are exactly what they sound like – caps designed to fit over damaged teeth. First, though, the tooth is ground down to form an abutment, then the crown – which is molded to fit, function, and feel like the other teeth in your mouth – is cemented into place.

Bridges
If you’re missing multiple teeth, or have damage to multiple teeth all in a row, then bridges are likely a great option for you. Bridges utilize multiple crowns to anchor an entire bit of restorative dentistry work together, increasing its longevity and combining several individual crown appointments into one for your dental bridge.

If you’re missing teeth, or have damaged teeth but need help to get them back to their former glory, then call us today at 804-554-3767 to schedule an appointment and see how we can help.