Dental crowns cover and protect your tooth or teeth. Dental crowns can help strengthen your teeth, protect them after a root canal or after a tooth has cracked, etc. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth, and are an alternative to removable partial dentures or full dentures. Dental implants are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, and are not removable. Replacement teeth are then anchored to the dental implants.
Getting dental implants may take several months, and the process involves three stages. Each patient is different, and the process may take less time or more time, depending on the individual.
Fixed dental bridges are also known as fixed partial dentures. A dental bridge literally “bridges” the gap where teeth used to be. Dental bridges are usually held in place by attaching them to dental crowns on either end.
Call the Eastburn Dental office at 251-344-2126 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eastburn on dental crowns, dental implants and dental bridges as solutions for your missing teeth.