Dr. Osga can use crowns to replace missing teeth in two ways. A common solution for one or more missing teeth is a dental bridge. This type of restoration is supported on both sides by crowns to provide support. However, in order to place a bridge, Dr. Osga will first need to alter the teeth on either side of the gap.
For patients who qualify, Dr. Osga can also place a crown supported by a dental implant. Implants act as artificial tooth roots, providing an unrivaled level of stability and oral health benefits. An implant-supported crown can replace the entire structure of a missing tooth for a strong, natural-looking smile. Meanwhile, it can prevent the jaw atrophy that occurs after the loss of a tooth.