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You probably know that when you have a fractured, chipped, or missing teeth, you should have the problem addressed—especially if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Fortunately, there are a number of options you should consider, including a dental bridge or a crown. Still, do you know the difference between the two?

You see, a crown is used to cover a damaged tooth while. This restoration option is extremely useful for protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, for replacing a large filling, or for restoring a fractured tooth. Similarly, a dental crown can be used to cover a tooth after it’s had root canal therapy, or even to alter the appearance of your smile.
However, while crowns can be used to correct problems with your teeth, bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Incidentally, of you decide that a bridge is right for you, our dentist will attach your bridge to a crown. However, please note that a bridge can also help improve the appearance of your smile, but can also stop your other teeth from shifting and causing a large number of issues

Fortunately, regardless of the option you choose, crowns and bridges can offer many of the same benefits. For instance, having a crown or bridge placed can improve the appearance of your smile, especially because the size, shape, and color of your restoration can be matched to your natural teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more about a crown or a bridge—or your other restoration options—please don’t hesitate to contact Boise Dental Center - Michael Smith, DMD & Evan Smith, DMD at 208-343-4986. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Smith & Evan Smith will be happy to assess the state of your smile and recommend the restoration that best fits your needs. We’re excited to hear from you soon.