What’s one of the most powerful things in the world? Here’s a hint—it can cut through all barriers. It knows no bounds. And no matter where you are, what your age is, which culture you belong to, or what social status you have, it’s always understood.
You’ve probably figured it out by now. Yes, it’s a smile!
A simple smile connects us all because it communicates happiness and acceptance. Let’s take the advice Louis Armstrong gave the world, “When you're smilin' keep on smilin', cause the whole world smiles with you.”
The most important component that makes up your smile is your teeth. If you have a damaged or missing tooth that makes you conscious about smiling, these dental options can help you regain your confidence.
A dental crown is a tooth cap that’s positioned over a damaged or diseased tooth to repair its form, size, and strength. It also protects the rest of the healthy teeth from the problem.
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, dental crowns are the most common restorative procedure; and approximately 2.3 million crowns are made every year. Crowns are made from stainless steel, different metals, and ceramic or from porcelain-fused metals.
According to the American Dental Association, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has 3 or more decayed or missing teeth.
One of the procedures you can get to fix this problem is a dental bridge. A bridge is a false tooth used to fill the gap left behind by a missing tooth. It’s a fixed dental restoration supported by natural teeth. It’s a quick and simple procedure that requires no surgery. It’s painless and affordable. Dental bridges are recommended by dentists in cases of jaw bone loss.
An implant’s a fake tooth that’s attached to a titanium post your dentist implants in your jaw bone. This procedure requires an oral surgery and can be expensive. Unlike dental bridges, implants stand on their own. It doesn’t affect the other teeth as it doesn’t need their support.
There are many benefits of a dental implant. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, implants prevent the jaw bone from deteriorating. Lastly, they require little maintenance and can last a lifetime.