Crowns, also known as “caps,” cover and protect damaged teeth. Crowns can be all gold, all porcelain or a combination of both depending on functional and esthetic needs Usually it’s best to switch to a crown when hardly any tooth structure remains to keep the tooth from breaking. After a tooth breaks, it is much more difficult to repair. Switching to a crown when a large filling has worn out protects and strengthens the tooth.
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth by anchoring its replacement to crowns on the adjacent teeth.
Teeth need each other for support. When one tooth is lost, the biting force changes on the teeth next to the space, and they begin to shift. When a tooth no longer has anything to chew against, it begins to extrude out of the socket. You can eventually end up losing the tooth. A missing tooth really changes a person’s smile, but a bridge is a good way to get your smile back.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support
Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist 89120.
Before and after Dental Crowns & Bridges
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