Protect Your Natural Teeth from Future Problems
Whenever possible, it is best to keep your natural teeth rather than turning to extractions unless absolutely necessary. However, your teeth may have issues that require dental interventions to protect them from becoming loose or necessitating their removal. For instance, over time one or more of your teeth may be:
- Cracked – Even minuscule cracks in the teeth can set the stage for bacteria to develop, fostering decay.
- Broken – Accidents, including those related to chewing on hard foods, can cause tooth breakage.
- Discolored – Teeth that have darkened due to root canals or other reasons may not respond to whitening treatments; this causes them to stand out when you smile.
The solution to these and other problems may be to consider dental crowns and/or bridges
. Crowns can be used to cover and protect your teeth. In cases where tooth replacement is preferred, bridges can span empty areas between teeth.