Living with discolored, broken and missing teeth can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life. Depending on the extent of the damage, damaged teeth can also interfere with nutrition, and jeopardize overall health. If you are unhappy with how your smile looks, or have trouble eating because of broken or missing teeth, a set of crowns or a bridge may be a good option for you.
Smile Restoration in Burlington and Jericho
The dentists at Burlington and Jericho, VT based Dunkling & Penney Dentistry recommend porcelain crowns and bridgework to restore large portions of damaged, decayed, and misshaped teeth. While there have been many new developments and improvements in how dentists treat cosmetic and oral health problems, crowns and bridges remain one of the most common options for repairing a number of problems, due to their effectiveness, versatility and affordability. A good crown can replicate the look and feel of a natural tooth, and last for an average of ten years, often longer.
Also known as caps, because they fit over an existing tooth, dental crowns are a staple of general and cosmetic dentistry. When a healthy tooth develops a cavity, a dental filling is the standard treatment. However, if the cavity is too large and the amount of decay is too advanced to be repaired with a filling, a crown can save the tooth from extraction. Crowns can also be used to repair uneven, misshaped teeth and severe spacing.
Crowns and bridges are an affordable, minimally invasive solution to many dental problems. If you have been putting off treatment, a set of crowns may be the perfect solution for you.
Find a Dentist in Burlington and Jericho
For more information on how a set of crowns and bridges can help to improve your smile and oral health, contact Dunkling & Penney Dentistry by calling (802) 899-3973 to schedule an appointment in Jericho today.