Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How Dental Crowns and Bridges Can Help Prevent the Shifting of Teeth

When you have one or more missing teeth, your other teeth may shift into the gap. This shifting causes problems with your bite. For example, if there is a missing lower molar, the upper molars above it may protrude. The shifting also causes misalignment so that upper and lower teeth no longer come together when you need to chew.

Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, gold or a combination of these. A dental bridge is made of metal and porcelain. These dental restorations attach to your natural teeth with the use of a dental adhesive. They are made to look like your own natural teeth. When you smile, no one will notice that you have had a dental crown or bridge installed. With these dental restorations, you will be able to eat and chew your favorite foods once again.

The shifting and protrusion of teeth can be prevented or fixed by filling in the gaps with replacement teeth. Dental crowns and bridges can be used to fill in a spot where one or two teeth are missing. They are custom-made for you by the dentist. A dental crown or bridge lasts for ten years or longer when you practice good oral hygiene and come in regularly for dental checkups.

Before a tooth replacement is placed in your mouth, teeth that have shifted significantly may need to be re-positioned. Re-positioning your teeth might require that you get orthodontic braces or a retainer. These dental appliances slowly shift your teeth back into the correct position. Once there is enough space in your mouth, you can get the dental crowns and bridges to replace the missing tooth or teeth.


What Are Dental Crowns And Tooth Bridges?

Dental Crowns

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