Crown and Bridgework for Lakeway, Texas
Dr. Eaddy provides patients with affordable tooth replacement with crown and bridgework.
Crown and bridgework, otherwise known as fixed bridgework, offers non-removable tooth replacement that doesn’t involve surgical treatment. For some patients, this is preferable to dental implants for tooth replacement. Crown and bridgework takes less time than dental implants, and this process can be more affordable too. Also, some people do not have the oral health to support dental implants, and in these cases, we may recommend crown and bridgework.
What is crown and bridgework?
A fixed bridge is called a crown and bridge because the bridge of replacement teeth is held in place by crowns on either end. These crowns are placed on your remaining teeth to anchor the bridge. With today’s materials and techniques, crown and bridgework can look incredibly natural and aesthetically pleasing. However, in most cases, we would prefer a patient have dental implants placed. Dental implants are more supportive of your overall dental health, preventing jawbone deterioration and providing extra strength for your bite.
Why replace missing teeth?
Why is it so important to replace your missing teeth? Whatever method you choose for tooth replacement, whether crown and bridge or dental implants, we want you to replace those missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause your remaining natural teeth to shift. When this happens, it destabilizes your bite, leading to possible dysfunction. Missing teeth can contribute to TMJ problems, which can be extremely painful and debilitating if it reaches an advanced stage. Missing teeth also leave more places for food to become impacted, leading to an increase in the likelihood of dental decay and gum disease. While some may consider missing teeth to be a simple cosmetic issue, the truth is that replacing your missing teeth can support better overall oral health and function as well as self-confidence. Crown and bridgework is one way we accomplish this.
To discuss tooth replacement with our doctors, contact Eaddy Dentistry in Lakeway, Texas. We’ve successfully completed the smiles of patients from Steiner Ranch, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, Spicewood, and Austin, Texas. Because they have specialty periodontal education and experience, Dr. Winston and Dr. Daniel are in a great position to help patients with missing teeth regain their smiles. While you may be considering crown and bridgework, we highly recommend dental implants instead. Learn more and discuss these options with us today!