Budget-Friendly Dental Crowns and Bridges in Roanoke
Crowns and bridges: an affordable alternative for damaged teeth!
Tooth damage is common in Americans and can be caused by many reasons. Many people assume that all tooth damage is due to decay. Gum disease also causes tooth loss, and it can be completely unnoticeable right up until you lose your teeth! No matter what the cause of your tooth damage may be, Dr. R. Alan May, DDS can tailor a dental solution to fit your needs in the form of a crown or bridge.
What is a dental crown, and do I need one?
Crowns are necessary to save a broken or worn-down tooth when a simple filling does not restore it to full functionality. A crown can protect and even add strength to the damaged tooth. They can be made to look so natural that you'll have difficulty distinguishing it from a real tooth! Our crowns are made in the USA with high-quality materials, giving us more control over the process, resulting in a long-lasting restoration.
If you have more than one damaged tooth, a dental bridge may be a suitable solution.
Custom made with the same high-quality materials as a crown, a bridge is anchored on both sides with crowns and fills the gap for a return to function and comfort, as well as a full smile. These are permanently installed and can look as realistic as your original teeth! Most dental benefit plans offer a degree of coverage for bridges, as well.
Do I need a dental crown or a bridge after losing a permanent tooth?
Even a single damaged tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to shift and move around. This can affect chewing and your ability to absorb nutrients from your food. Other undesirable things can happen, as well: your face can change shape (looking more sunken), your speech can be affected, and you may find yourself favoring softer foods with more carbohydrates (causing you to gain weight). The best way to treat a damaged tooth (or teeth) is with dental crowns or a bridge. These can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. They can be made to look so natural that even a dentist has to look hard to tell the difference.