Anyone who might be dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile due to damaged, decayed or missing teeth, or anyone who would like to have a more attractive smile is a potential candidate for cosmetic dental treatment involving crowns or bridges.
Broken, cracked, stained and uneven teeth can often be effectively repaired with crowns, as can teeth that have unusually large cavities. For bridges, the main consideration is whether the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are healthy enough to support being trimmed and contoured so they can effectively anchor the bridge supporting the prosthetic tooth created in the dental lab.
All crown and bridge candidates should be in generally good health and have oral characteristics that will support long-term success of either procedure. In addition, the ideal candidate for these procedures will have a thorough understanding of the treatment and be prepared to consult with the dentist in determining their expectations for the procedure.
All crown and bridge candidates should also be prepared to follow regimens of attentive and consistent oral hygiene after the procedure is complete.