Crowns, Caps & Bridges
High-Quality Dental Crowns and Bridges in Boise, ID
Do you have chipped, broken, worn down, or missing teeth? Scott E. Hayhurst Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Boise, ID installs dental crowns, caps, and bridges to provide a reliable solution for these issues while improving your quality of life. You may have heard these terms before but are unclear about the purpose or difference of each. Read on to learn more about these restorative dental procedures and contact us to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns & Caps?
Dental crowns and caps are essentially the same thing. A dental crown is a prosthetic cap that is set over an existing tooth, and why the terms crown and cap are used interchangeably. They are custom-made so that they look and feel just like the patient’s natural teeth.
Why Do Patients Need Crowns?
A crown is an excellent solution for teeth that are chipped, broken, or worn down. It allows us to preserve the look and function of the real tooth while adding a cap to protect it from further harm or damage. A crown strengthens the tooth it is placed on and prevents decay. They can go over large fillings and on teeth that have had root canal therapy in the past. Crowns do eventually need to be replaced, but they should last for about 10 to 15 years.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are a convenient option to replace a tooth that’s entirely missing due to an accident or bone loss in the jaw. It’s one of the less invasive procedures, and pain is minimal, if there’s any at all. It is also one of the most affordable options to replace missing teeth. The bridge connects to healthy teeth on either side of the space, no matter how many false teeth are installed with the bridge.
Why Do Patients Need Dental Bridges?
As mentioned above, a dental bridge is an option for patients who need to replace missing teeth. It’s essential to replace missing teeth so that healthy teeth don’t try to move into the vacant space. If the space isn’t filled, it can lead to bite problems, difficulty chewing, and pain. A bridge requires healthy teeth to attach to, and we can use them to replace multiple missing teeth in the mouth.
Find Out if a Dental Crown or Bridge Is Right for You
Damaged and missing teeth can create much discomfort and, if left untreated, will eventually lead to more considerable complications. At Scott E. Hayhurst Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have over two decades of experience providing reliable restorative dentistry services to patients in the Boise area. Dental crowns and bridges are an effective solution to fix broken or missing teeth to get back chewing and speaking without any discomfort. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to learn if a dental crown or bridge is right for you.