Crowns and Bridges
Crowns or "caps" are used to improve the strength or cosmetic appearance of the tooth. They are tooth-shaped covers secured over a tooth using cement. To ensure a good fit, a dental impression is taken to fabricate the crown.
Crowns protect broken, worn down teeth. They are also used to cover a dental bridge, dental implants, or a tooth with a large filling. Another use for crowns is to change the shape or color of a tooth or multiple teeth for cosmetic reasons, such as to match other teeth or close spaces.
Historically most crowns were made from a combination of porcelain and metal alloy or gold, but the latest dental technology involves crowns made from high strength and cosmetic ceramic materials such as "Zirconia" and "eMax". These crowns are entirely white and look natural while also offering superior strength and esthetics.
Bridges replace missing teeth by attaching permanently to dental implants or neighboring teeth. Bridges are used as an alternative to dentures or dental implants. Because a missing tooth can shift, bridges are important for optimum dental health.
In some cases where one teeth is missing, a single dental implant can replace the need for a bridge, however bridges have been around for many years and are still an excellent and predictable restoration. To determine whether a bridge or dental implant is right for you, make an appointment with your dentist to get more information so you can make an informed decision.
Benefits of Dental Bridges:
Prevents moving and erosion
Long lasting if maintained
Replace the need for a removable appliance (partial denture)
Restore ability to chew properly
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